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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$485K

2014

$504K

2015

$540K

2016

Number of Claims

9,868

2014

11,324

2015

12,106

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.

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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.

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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 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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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. 12, 2011.
  • 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.