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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$919K

2014

$945K

2015

$927K

2016

Number of Claims

17,107

2014

17,277

2015

17,394

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

127

patients, 23% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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QUINAPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

COLCRYS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 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.