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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$795K

2014

$825K

2015

$881K

2016

Number of Claims

16,771

2014

17,821

2015

18,608

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 883

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

VALSARTAN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 21, 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.