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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,677Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
519 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$680K

2014

$876K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

10,319

2014

11,942

2015

11,677

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 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

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GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.