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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

$462K

2014

$527K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

7,450

2014

8,057

2015

8,102

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 589

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

144

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

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 March 21, 2011.
  • 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.