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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,110 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$771K

2014

$782K

2015

$713K

2016

Number of Claims

13,197

2014

11,680

2015

11,308

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 735

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROLIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 12, 2014.
  • 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.