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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$644K

2014

$586K

2015

$617K

2016

Number of Claims

10,735

2014

10,365

2015

10,603

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 750

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

154

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 July 16, 2007.
  • 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.