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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$810K

2014

$927K

2015

$997K

2016

Number of Claims

15,490

2014

17,263

2015

18,068

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
LISINOPRIL 687

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUMETANIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A
HUMULIN 70-30 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MINOXIDIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

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. 30, 2014.
  • 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.