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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,750Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

24,439

2014

24,697

2015

22,750

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

212

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

168

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

184

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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 3, 2016.
  • 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.