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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$542K

2014

$508K

2015

$573K

2016

Number of Claims

7,958

2014

8,053

2015

8,451

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, 6% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 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 Feb. 28, 2008.
  • 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.