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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$254K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$343K

2014

$320K

2015

$254K

2016

Number of Claims

9,240

2014

9,169

2015

8,158

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 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 May 16, 2012.
  • 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.