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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$471K

2016

Number of Claims

16,353

2014

15,016

2015

7,046

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NUEDEXTA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 4, 2014.
  • 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.