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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,296Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$588K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
271 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$705K

2014

$679K

2015

$588K

2016

Number of Claims

12,205

2014

11,948

2015

11,296

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 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

56

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

59

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

65

patients, 24% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

73

patients, 27% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% 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 May 13, 2008.
  • 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.