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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
908 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$361K

2014

$453K

2015

$526K

2016

Number of Claims

6,208

2014

8,206

2015

9,405

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 786

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

226

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 452

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 April 18, 2014.
  • 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.