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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$632K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$525K

2014

$567K

2015

$632K

2016

Number of Claims

14,213

2014

14,720

2015

15,339

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 691

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLYBURIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Jan. 22, 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.