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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$658K

2014

$750K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

25,693

2014

21,681

2015

24,775

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
VITAMIN D2 2,402

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

2,288

prescriptions.

514

patients, 33% of all patients

10
ALPRAZOLAM 1,060

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

248

patients, 16% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

204

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

243

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

180

patients, 12% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

206

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

146

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

VIAGRA 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

132

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

133

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

134

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

111

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

160

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

A
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TIROSINT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ACYCLOVIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% 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 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.