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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$628K

2014

$617K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

13,231

2014

12,892

2015

11,615

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.

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 554

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

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 June 21, 2016.
  • 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.