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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,117Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$765K

2014

$807K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

10,998

2014

11,437

2015

12,117

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 672

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

93

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A
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. 20, 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.