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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

13,053

2014

11,929

2015

11,596

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 840

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

167

patients, 31% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

148

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HAVRIX 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

COREG CR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

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 May 23, 2008.
  • 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.