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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$559K

2014

$571K

2015

$570K

2016

Number of Claims

13,248

2014

12,291

2015

11,427

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 631

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

99

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

87

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONAZEPAM 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 May 27, 2010.
  • 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.