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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
641 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$952K

2014

$982K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

19,011

2014

19,806

2015

21,537

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 1,619

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,421

prescriptions.

253

patients, 39% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 873

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

152

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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. 23, 2008.
  • 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.