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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.69M

2016

Number of Claims

22,749

2014

22,479

2015

23,220

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 1,484

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,364

prescriptions.

473

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,179

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,042

prescriptions.

356

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,160

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,084

prescriptions.

344

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

239

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

240

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 733

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

213

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

209

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

170

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

140

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

139

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

128

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

119

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

113

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O
XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AZELASTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 15, 2015.
  • 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.