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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
608 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$566K

2014

$687K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

8,677

2014

9,272

2015

9,187

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
MORPHINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 May 16, 2012.
  • 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.