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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
862 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$831K

2014

$966K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

24,264

2014

26,123

2015

22,245

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 1,446

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,219

prescriptions.

306

patients, 35% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,216

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,089

prescriptions.

262

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,143

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,045

prescriptions.

225

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 864

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 819

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 15, 2016.
  • 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.