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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,015Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$420K

2014

$412K

2015

$405K

2016

Number of Claims

7,193

2014

7,185

2015

7,015

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 334

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 26, 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.