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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$612K

2014

$579K

2015

$612K

2016

Number of Claims

7,235

2014

7,439

2015

7,169

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.

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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.

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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 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

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OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

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CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 Feb. 7, 2010.
  • 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.