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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$758K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$782K

2014

$702K

2015

$758K

2016

Number of Claims

14,923

2014

15,040

2015

15,208

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,118

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

213

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 926

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

145

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 688

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 Sept. 9, 2010.
  • 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.