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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$802K

2014

$795K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

13,460

2014

12,759

2015

16,726

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.

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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.

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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 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

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LEVETIRACETAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SODIUM BICARBONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 8, 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.