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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$676K

2014

$657K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

12,052

2014

11,733

2015

12,252

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M10 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Oct. 3, 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.