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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$514K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
339 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
32% 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

$539K

2014

$549K

2015

$514K

2016

Number of Claims

11,934

2014

11,687

2015

12,075

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 720

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

86

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 577

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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. 27, 2011.
  • 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.