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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$505K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$379K

2014

$438K

2015

$505K

2016

Number of Claims

6,092

2014

6,547

2015

7,674

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 481

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 444

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 8, 2011.
  • 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.