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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
887 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$315K

2014

$736K

2015

$597K

2016

Number of Claims

4,490

2014

13,340

2015

11,268

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 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 June 6, 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.