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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,024 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$672K

2014

$684K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

14,797

2014

16,042

2015

16,149

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 1,195

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,173

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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IRBESARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 4, 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.