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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$670K

2014

$677K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

13,059

2014

12,553

2015

13,506

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
LISINOPRIL 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 21, 2014.
  • 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.