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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$537K

2014

$579K

2015

$531K

2016

Number of Claims

10,795

2014

10,855

2015

10,120

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 562

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

150

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

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. 20, 2013.
  • 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.