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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,066 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

24,439

2014

23,808

2015

19,537

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
METFORMIN HCL 845

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 March 31, 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.