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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$429K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
797 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$807K

2014

$610K

2015

$429K

2016

Number of Claims

12,579

2014

11,414

2015

10,743

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 633

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

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TEMAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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 Oct. 9, 2015.
  • 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.