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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,369Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$497K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$468K

2014

$488K

2015

$497K

2016

Number of Claims

14,730

2014

15,465

2015

15,369

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,142

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

189

patients, 38% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 863

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

126

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DIGOX 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN N 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 9, 2013.
  • 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.