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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
973 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

$794K

2014

$599K

2015

$630K

2016

Number of Claims

15,847

2014

15,235

2015

15,248

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 778

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 726

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 694

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 22, 2017.
  • 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.