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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,971Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$508K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$469K

2014

$476K

2015

$508K

2016

Number of Claims

8,266

2014

8,134

2015

7,971

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 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

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 June 25, 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.