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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,292Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

20,819

2014

22,868

2015

22,292

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 817

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 736

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 735

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 Feb. 10, 2017.
  • 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.