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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$550K

2014

$555K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

7,985

2014

7,309

2015

6,063

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 349

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

89

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

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 July 9, 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.