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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,059Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$982K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$824K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$982K

2016

Number of Claims

18,260

2014

21,164

2015

20,059

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 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 759

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

193

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

168

patients, 19% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NOVOLIN R 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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NOVOLIN N 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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BREO ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 21, 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.