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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
779 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$328K

2014

$599K

2015

$741K

2016

Number of Claims

4,967

2014

8,632

2015

9,566

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 657

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

212

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 561

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VIAGRA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% 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 25, 2016.
  • 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.