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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$531K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$504K

2014

$513K

2015

$531K

2016

Number of Claims

9,036

2014

9,469

2015

9,964

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 625

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

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 Aug. 21, 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.