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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,644Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$748K

2014

$708K

2015

$714K

2016

Number of Claims

9,152

2014

8,008

2015

7,644

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.

10

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 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

107

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

ATENOLOL 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 5, 2016.
  • 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.