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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

18,259

2014

18,192

2015

17,093

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.

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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.

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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 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

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VALSARTAN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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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 Dec. 17, 2013.
  • 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.