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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$479K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
342 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$135K

2014

$363K

2015

$479K

2016

Number of Claims

2,278

2014

6,625

2015

7,877

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 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

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 July 2, 2008.
  • 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.