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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$442K

2014

$505K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

8,615

2014

12,168

2015

12,510

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.

10

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 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

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 Feb. 24, 2015.
  • 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.