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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$586K

2014

$589K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

10,374

2014

9,231

2015

10,129

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.

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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 549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

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 April 18, 2018.
  • 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.