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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$512K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$426K

2014

$422K

2015

$512K

2016

Number of Claims

5,712

2014

6,858

2015

8,559

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 473

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

114

patients, 29% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

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 9, 2018.
  • 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.