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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$701K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
379 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

$541K

2014

$629K

2015

$701K

2016

Number of Claims

7,563

2014

7,908

2015

8,521

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.

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 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P
AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 17, 2012.
  • 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.