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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,939Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
3,073 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$792K

2014

$662K

2015

$677K

2016

Number of Claims

13,996

2014

11,608

2015

11,939

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 627

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

266

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 580

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

263

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

216

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

216

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

195

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

178

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

155

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

150

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

105

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

76

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

82

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

69

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

82

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

81

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

81

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

84

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

78

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

60

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

83

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

66

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

67

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

58

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% 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 May 31, 2012.
  • 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.