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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,677Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
508 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

9,343

2014

10,135

2015

10,677

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 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O
XIFAXAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SUPREP 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 Jan. 13, 2010.
  • 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.