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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

12,975

2014

12,920

2015

10,013

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 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 June 28, 2018.
  • 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.