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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,432Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,144 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$742K

2014

$707K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

11,765

2014

11,644

2015

11,432

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.

10

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 1,008

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

268

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

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 March 24, 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.