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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,534Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
969 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$794K

2014

$800K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

15,844

2014

15,408

2015

15,534

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 744

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

183

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADACEL TDAP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.