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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$252K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
387 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$206K

2014

$253K

2015

$252K

2016

Number of Claims

4,531

2014

5,245

2015

5,435

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 344

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

82

patients, 21% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 March 16, 2015.
  • 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.