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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$386K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$432K

2014

$428K

2015

$386K

2016

Number of Claims

12,123

2014

10,706

2015

10,350

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 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 2, 2010.
  • 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.