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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$739K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$798K

2014

$779K

2015

$739K

2016

Number of Claims

13,340

2014

12,227

2015

11,902

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.

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 669

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFACLOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 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.