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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$458K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
444 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$532K

2014

$491K

2015

$458K

2016

Number of Claims

10,409

2014

9,364

2015

8,414

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 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.