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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$707K

2014

$787K

2015

$794K

2016

Number of Claims

10,410

2014

11,731

2015

12,615

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 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 April 2, 2014.
  • 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.