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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$648K

2014

$669K

2015

$616K

2016

Number of Claims

11,181

2014

11,461

2015

9,985

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.

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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.

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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 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

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REPAGLINIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

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PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 Nov. 24, 2009.
  • 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.