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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$699K

2014

$667K

2015

$599K

2016

Number of Claims

10,788

2014

10,088

2015

9,681

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 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O
CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 April 20, 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.