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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

16,523

2014

17,208

2015

15,354

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 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LANTUS 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTOP 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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BUMETANIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-100 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 Feb. 2, 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.