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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$435K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$463K

2014

$442K

2015

$435K

2016

Number of Claims

10,466

2014

9,537

2015

8,491

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 438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

110

patients, 32% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

81

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

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ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 June 6, 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.