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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$415K

2014

$534K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

8,042

2014

10,646

2015

11,933

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 606

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

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QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 10, 2014.
  • 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.