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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$580K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$673K

2014

$624K

2015

$580K

2016

Number of Claims

15,627

2014

14,671

2015

14,145

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 936

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

188

patients, 28% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

152

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

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RANITIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% 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 Dec. 10, 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.