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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$813K

2014

$896K

2015

$822K

2016

Number of Claims

12,287

2014

13,002

2015

12,167

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.

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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 609

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

150

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

127

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 28, 2016.
  • 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.