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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$377K

2014

$490K

2015

$620K

2016

Number of Claims

10,258

2014

11,096

2015

13,176

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
SIMVASTATIN 789

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

138

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 680

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

124

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 613

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 March 15, 2010.
  • 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.