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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$521K

2014

$547K

2015

$572K

2016

Number of Claims

9,380

2014

10,213

2015

10,293

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 1,699

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,620

prescriptions.

334

patients, 62% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 June 6, 2011.
  • 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.