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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,578Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$939K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$784K

2014

$699K

2015

$939K

2016

Number of Claims

11,278

2014

11,607

2015

11,578

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.

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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 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 Nov. 21, 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.