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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,248Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$511K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$527K

2014

$552K

2015

$511K

2016

Number of Claims

8,322

2014

8,441

2015

8,248

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 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% 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 7, 2016.
  • 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.