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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
4% 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

$887K

2014

$867K

2015

$744K

2016

Number of Claims

12,640

2014

12,426

2015

10,789

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 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

WELCHOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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.