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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,194Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$315K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
247 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$380K

2014

$339K

2015

$315K

2016

Number of Claims

7,824

2014

7,718

2015

7,194

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 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

66

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

69

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

60

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

64

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.