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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$636K

2014

$630K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

9,905

2014

9,846

2015

9,965

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 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

130

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
LIDOCAINE HCL* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Jan. 4, 2011.
  • 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.