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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
328 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$569K

2014

$570K

2015

$635K

2016

Number of Claims

11,319

2014

11,108

2015

11,011

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 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 16, 2008.
  • 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.