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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$786K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
908 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$711K

2014

$749K

2015

$786K

2016

Number of Claims

10,657

2014

11,580

2015

11,853

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 709

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

188

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 598

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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 Jan. 24, 2008.
  • 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.