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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$403K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$385K

2014

$408K

2015

$403K

2016

Number of Claims

6,610

2014

6,865

2015

7,268

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 530

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

185

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 455

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

190

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

QVAR 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DILT-XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

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HUMULIN N 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.