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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,042 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.94M

2014

$1.81M

2015

$1.82M

2016

Number of Claims

28,509

2014

27,602

2015

28,006

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 1,199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

242

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

213

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 942

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

202

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 838

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 775

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZETIA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

COUMADIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE 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 Jan. 14, 2010.
  • 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.