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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
425 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$1.9M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

16,442

2014

11,315

2015

9,607

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 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AZELASTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
LACTULOSE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 Dec. 1, 2009.
  • 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.