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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$356K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$381K

2014

$369K

2015

$356K

2016

Number of Claims

8,183

2014

8,079

2015

8,301

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 643

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GAVILYTE-G 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

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 Jan. 29, 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.