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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,845Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$46.6K

2014

$306K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

1,096

2014

5,420

2015

9,845

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.

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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 476

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 Dec. 14, 2015.
  • 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.