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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$530K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$558K

2014

$555K

2015

$530K

2016

Number of Claims

14,127

2014

13,818

2015

13,518

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 636

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
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.