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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,873Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$350K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
777 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$345K

2014

$349K

2015

$350K

2016

Number of Claims

8,458

2014

8,813

2015

8,873

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
LISINOPRIL 625

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

206

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 613

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

206

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL ER 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN N 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

QVAR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULERA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 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.