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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$391K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$374K

2014

$352K

2015

$391K

2016

Number of Claims

10,874

2014

10,447

2015

10,707

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.

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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 578

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

67

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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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 Dec. 11, 2013.
  • 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.