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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$499K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$466K

2014

$470K

2015

$499K

2016

Number of Claims

8,391

2014

8,386

2015

8,358

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 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all 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 April 26, 2018.
  • 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.