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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

16,989

2014

18,091

2015

17,394

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.

10

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 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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.