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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$894K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$788K

2014

$831K

2015

$894K

2016

Number of Claims

11,732

2014

12,387

2015

13,219

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 732

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

188

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Jan. 9, 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.