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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$968K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

18,130

2014

18,190

2015

19,267

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.

10

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
FUROSEMIDE 875

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
QUINAPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

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 Jan. 24, 2018.
  • 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.