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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,751Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,066 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

24,298

2014

24,704

2015

23,751

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,197

prescriptions.

246

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,223

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,104

prescriptions.

247

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,215

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,138

prescriptions.

240

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 839

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.