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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,651Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1000K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$854K

2014

$958K

2015

$1000K

2016

Number of Claims

9,734

2014

10,766

2015

11,651

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 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

170

patients, 26% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

A 10
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
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 June 8, 2009.
  • 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.