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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$830K

2014

$953K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

16,014

2014

18,006

2015

19,096

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 890

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

205

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

209

patients, 25% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

197

patients, 23% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 Nov. 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.