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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
381 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$572K

2014

$576K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

8,742

2014

8,903

2015

9,638

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 626

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

108

patients, 28% of all patients

SYNTHROID 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% 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 28, 2010.
  • 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.