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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,913Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$862K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$844K

2014

$855K

2015

$862K

2016

Number of Claims

12,075

2014

12,619

2015

11,913

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 734

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

140

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CEFADROXIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 O
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Sept. 8, 2015.
  • 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.