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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,383Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
31% 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

$401K

2014

$422K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

7,790

2014

7,766

2015

7,383

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 416

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Feb. 19, 2014.
  • 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.