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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$636K

2014

$630K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

11,084

2014

11,353

2015

13,187

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11 P
FENTANYL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 25, 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.