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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$472K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$134K

2014

$276K

2015

$472K

2016

Number of Claims

2,247

2014

4,169

2015

6,961

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 23, 2018.
  • 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.