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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$959K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

12,828

2014

12,917

2015

13,141

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 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ETODOLAC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Nov. 5, 2007.
  • 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.