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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$599K

2014

$623K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

10,390

2014

10,848

2015

10,537

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 588

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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BOOSTRIX TDAP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 22, 2009.
  • 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.