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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
470 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$816K

2014

$919K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

12,291

2014

11,786

2015

11,640

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 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

111

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

LACTULOSE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PREVACID 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

10
TRANSDERM-SCOP 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

BACLOFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ERYPED 200 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 A 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CARAFATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SODIUM BICARBONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 Feb. 2, 2015.
  • 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.