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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

16,443

2014

13,639

2015

15,131

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.

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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 879

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

208

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

A
JANUMET XR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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FLUOCINONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Oct. 14, 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.