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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
906 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

22,254

2014

23,628

2015

24,056

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 1,570

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,472

prescriptions.

299

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,129

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,006

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

200

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 997

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BOOSTRIX TDAP 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 Sept. 10, 2015.
  • 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.