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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

10,779

2014

10,930

2015

10,521

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 599

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

155

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

129

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 13, 2017.
  • 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.