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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$967K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$893K

2014

$913K

2015

$967K

2016

Number of Claims

12,437

2014

11,889

2015

12,008

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 604

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PROSOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.