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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$617K

2014

$609K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

9,725

2014

9,871

2015

9,778

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 597

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

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 March 26, 2013.
  • 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.