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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,625Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
824 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$718K

2014

$779K

2015

$718K

2016

Number of Claims

9,246

2014

10,489

2015

10,625

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 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Feb. 25, 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.