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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
435 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$771K

2014

$778K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

17,562

2014

15,862

2015

14,243

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.

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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 844

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

116

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 775

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

131

patients, 30% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 706

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

109

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

136

patients, 31% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

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LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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METHIMAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 Feb. 24, 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.