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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
797 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

13,351

2014

13,367

2015

12,102

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 709

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 639

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 613

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JARDIANCE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Sept. 21, 2016.
  • 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.