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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$521K

2014

$615K

2015

$684K

2016

Number of Claims

9,151

2014

11,056

2015

12,765

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 648

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

AMITIZA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 Jan. 4, 2011.
  • 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.