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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.8M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

29,876

2014

23,713

2015

15,509

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 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION XL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.