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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$582K

2014

$574K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

14,869

2014

14,397

2015

14,430

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
LISINOPRIL 996

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

200

patients, 44% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

114

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

SOTALOL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

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 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.