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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$543K

2014

$634K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

5,882

2014

6,140

2015

5,637

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 302

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 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 March 8, 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.