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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,139Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$1.01M

2015

$962K

2016

Number of Claims

11,404

2014

10,914

2015

11,139

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 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 4, 2018.
  • 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.