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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.21M

2014

$925K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

23,543

2014

18,848

2015

14,134

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 784

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 592

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

116

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

A
BENICAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

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 Aug. 24, 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.