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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,255Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$554K

2014

$589K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

9,774

2014

10,221

2015

10,255

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 655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

135

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

104

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

105

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

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 Dec. 11, 2013.
  • 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.