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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$779K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$711K

2014

$737K

2015

$779K

2016

Number of Claims

11,737

2014

12,690

2015

13,638

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 903

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

147

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 30, 2012.
  • 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.