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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$661K

2014

$683K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

8,710

2014

9,080

2015

7,786

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.

10

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 383

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

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 May 22, 2012.
  • 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.