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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$731K

2014

$775K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

7,431

2014

8,213

2015

7,442

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 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

107

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 July 24, 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.