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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$1.03M

2014

$950K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

20,289

2014

20,302

2015

21,638

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 1,031

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

149

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 909

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

126

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 869

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

142

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 846

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRIVA 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

SYMBICORT 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 6, 2017.
  • 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.