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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$825K

2014

$804K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

17,708

2014

18,323

2015

18,844

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

CEFDINIR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
QUINAPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 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 July 15, 2009.
  • 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.