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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

24,200

2014

22,672

2015

22,888

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

216

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 830

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 821

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% 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 Sept. 22, 2014.
  • 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.