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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$864K

2014

$815K

2015

$732K

2016

Number of Claims

14,307

2014

13,468

2015

11,753

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 677

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

112

patients, 27% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 663

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

106

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRANDOLAPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 July 26, 2016.
  • 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.