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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

15,859

2014

16,090

2015

15,776

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 794

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

216

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 738

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

204

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

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 May 12, 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.