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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
622 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$2.02M

2014

$1.95M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

16,499

2014

15,939

2015

14,991

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 970

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

188

patients, 30% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

185

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

177

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

165

patients, 27% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

144

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

183

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

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FINASTERIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

INVOKANA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BYDUREON 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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. 21, 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.