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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$439K

2014

$440K

2015

$402K

2016

Number of Claims

11,154

2014

10,907

2015

10,202

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 772

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

125

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 667

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
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. 25, 2007.
  • 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.