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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,050Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$736K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$780K

2014

$743K

2015

$736K

2016

Number of Claims

13,150

2014

12,527

2015

12,050

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 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

DIGOXIN 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NADOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGITEK 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 April 15, 2008.
  • 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.