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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$260K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$227K

2014

$284K

2015

$260K

2016

Number of Claims

10,883

2014

12,224

2015

12,615

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 1,313

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,139

prescriptions.

262

patients, 53% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 823

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

194

patients, 40% of all patients

ATENOLOL 732

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

122

patients, 25% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 721

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 647

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

131

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

115

patients, 23% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SULINDAC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

NABUMETONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

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 Feb. 8, 2013.
  • 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.