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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$571K

2014

$535K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

17,504

2014

16,837

2015

16,275

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 812

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

134

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

131

patients, 29% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 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 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.