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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$935K

2014

$1M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

12,268

2014

12,756

2015

14,187

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 891

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

119

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 29, 2009.
  • 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.