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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$593K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$670K

2014

$647K

2015

$593K

2016

Number of Claims

15,480

2014

14,324

2015

13,711

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 699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 15, 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.