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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$333K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$818K

2014

$370K

2015

$333K

2016

Number of Claims

10,319

2014

8,267

2015

7,396

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.

10

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 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 July 10, 2013.
  • 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.