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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,113 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$3.09M

2014

$3.08M

2015

$3.08M

2016

Number of Claims

25,873

2014

25,031

2015

21,287

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

234

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

191

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

156

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

TRUVADA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATRIPLA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NORVIR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ISENTRESS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

COMPLERA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ANDROGEL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIALIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

INTELENCE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

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 Dec. 28, 2011.
  • 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.