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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$459K

2014

$528K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

8,155

2014

9,599

2015

10,166

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 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
ACYCLOVIR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 April 30, 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.