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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$641K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$641K

2016

Number of Claims

21,834

2014

20,836

2015

10,673

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 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

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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. 27, 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.