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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$850K

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,287

2014

15,838

2015

15,313

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 666

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

148

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% 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 17, 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.