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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$625K

2014

$568K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

12,912

2014

11,888

2015

12,975

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

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GLIPIZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 30, 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.