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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$768K

2014

$835K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

12,303

2014

12,215

2015

11,197

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 618

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
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. 17, 2012.
  • 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.