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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
661 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$883K

2014

$866K

2015

$846K

2016

Number of Claims

14,863

2014

14,893

2015

14,252

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 712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

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. 15, 2013.
  • 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.