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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$835K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$824K

2014

$800K

2015

$835K

2016

Number of Claims

14,005

2014

14,581

2015

15,177

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.

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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 1,085

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

188

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 752

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 June 1, 2009.
  • 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.