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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,514Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$771K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
873 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$650K

2014

$680K

2015

$771K

2016

Number of Claims

13,328

2014

13,992

2015

14,514

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 803

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

199

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 703

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 24, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.