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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$411K

2014

$442K

2015

$479K

2016

Number of Claims

8,531

2014

9,004

2015

10,335

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, 6% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 3, 2009.
  • 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.