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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$717K

2014

$694K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

11,510

2014

11,593

2015

11,042

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 717

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

167

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREMARIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 Dec. 1, 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.