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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$696K

2014

$782K

2015

$744K

2016

Number of Claims

16,039

2014

15,821

2015

14,778

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 788

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

169

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 763

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

191

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

138

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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 Dec. 29, 2014.
  • 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.