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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$621K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
975 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$518K

2014

$582K

2015

$621K

2016

Number of Claims

7,585

2014

8,482

2015

9,679

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 663

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

193

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 560

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

213

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

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 March 4, 2011.
  • 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.