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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,046 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$637K

2014

$678K

2015

$749K

2016

Number of Claims

11,158

2014

13,633

2015

15,153

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 1,122

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,077

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 833

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 761

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 Aug. 7, 2014.
  • 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.