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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,224Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

9,103

2014

9,663

2015

9,224

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 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

ZETIA 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

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 July 17, 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.