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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,614Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$440K

2014

$443K

2015

$436K

2016

Number of Claims

8,151

2014

7,551

2015

7,614

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 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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. 5, 2015.
  • 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.