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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,060 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$907K

2014

$913K

2015

$975K

2016

Number of Claims

26,181

2014

27,344

2015

29,106

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,832

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,990

prescriptions.

468

patients, 44% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,694

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

280

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,614

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,226

prescriptions.

240

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

260

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,106

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 890

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

10
GLIMEPIRIDE 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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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 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.