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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$581K

2014

$632K

2015

$689K

2016

Number of Claims

8,351

2014

8,709

2015

8,989

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SUBOXONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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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 20, 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.