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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$436K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$557K

2014

$469K

2015

$436K

2016

Number of Claims

6,263

2014

6,434

2015

5,975

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 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 April 18, 2008.
  • 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.