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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$384K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$686K

2014

$624K

2015

$384K

2016

Number of Claims

10,624

2014

10,278

2015

6,228

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 524

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

220

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 22, 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.