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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$491K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$571K

2014

$591K

2015

$491K

2016

Number of Claims

10,108

2014

10,294

2015

9,639

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 686

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

138

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

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MEMANTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

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 Aug. 3, 2012.
  • 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.