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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$888K

2014

$964K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

17,188

2014

17,865

2015

18,362

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 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

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OMEPRAZOLE 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P
GLIMEPIRIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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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 Sept. 18, 2012.
  • 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.