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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$433K

2014

$521K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

6,978

2014

8,563

2015

8,699

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 557

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

122

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

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VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 21, 2017.
  • 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.