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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

20,975

2014

21,096

2015

20,517

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
OMEPRAZOLE 832

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

166

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

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. 10, 2013.
  • 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.