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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$947K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$648K

2014

$776K

2015

$947K

2016

Number of Claims

8,079

2014

9,493

2015

11,721

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 625

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 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 9, 2008.
  • 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.