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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$377K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$387K

2014

$401K

2015

$377K

2016

Number of Claims

5,274

2014

5,355

2015

5,401

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Jan. 31, 2017.
  • 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.