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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
690 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$921K

2014

$920K

2015

$921K

2016

Number of Claims

19,092

2014

18,457

2015

19,329

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.

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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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 887

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 832

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 730

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 March 7, 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.