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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$774K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$801K

2014

$737K

2015

$774K

2016

Number of Claims

18,134

2014

15,126

2015

16,011

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 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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. 4, 2012.
  • 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.