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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
528 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$505K

2014

$526K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

9,600

2014

10,511

2015

10,517

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 598

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

128

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 March 14, 2014.
  • 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.