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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,097Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$397K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$423K

2014

$389K

2015

$397K

2016

Number of Claims

7,819

2014

7,577

2015

8,097

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 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

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 Nov. 21, 2013.
  • 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.