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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$394K

2014

$428K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

10,090

2014

10,686

2015

10,771

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.

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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 596

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 May 2, 2008.
  • 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.