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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$929K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

14,304

2014

15,580

2015

16,267

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 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 7, 2013.
  • 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.