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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$317K

2014

$403K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

7,277

2014

8,594

2015

10,178

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 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 28, 2010.
  • 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.