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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$602K

2014

$478K

2015

$487K

2016

Number of Claims

10,751

2014

10,194

2015

10,540

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.

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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 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 14, 2009.
  • 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.