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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$820K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$899K

2014

$868K

2015

$820K

2016

Number of Claims

11,656

2014

10,676

2015

9,756

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 484

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.