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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$929K

2014

$919K

2015

$881K

2016

Number of Claims

18,795

2014

19,433

2015

19,124

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 738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
INDAPAMIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 Aug. 15, 2011.
  • 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.