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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
555 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$1.71M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

18,975

2014

18,413

2015

17,219

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 834

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

169

patients, 30% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 827

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

142

patients, 26% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 793

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

189

patients, 34% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

SYMBICORT 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

JENTADUETO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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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. 26, 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.