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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,118Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,066 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

17,278

2014

18,678

2015

19,118

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.

10

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 1,173

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

236

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,072

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 881

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ESTRADIOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VALACYCLOVIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 24, 2018.
  • 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.