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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,152Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$923K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$911K

2014

$848K

2015

$923K

2016

Number of Claims

17,217

2014

16,761

2015

17,152

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,072

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ONGLYZA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
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 Sept. 13, 2012.
  • 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.