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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$801K

2014

$832K

2015

$788K

2016

Number of Claims

7,332

2014

7,317

2015

7,196

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 324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 June 20, 2011.
  • 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.