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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$415K

2014

$518K

2015

$551K

2016

Number of Claims

5,502

2014

5,737

2015

5,648

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 347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

ZETIA 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ARMOUR THYROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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.