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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$952K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

19,793

2014

18,447

2015

18,521

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 858

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

137

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 693

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CHLORTHALIDONE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
GALANTAMINE HBR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITONIN-SALMON 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 8, 2010.
  • 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.