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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,694Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

22,773

2014

20,695

2015

18,694

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,325

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,265

prescriptions.

293

patients, 38% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 999

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

216

patients, 28% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 850

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

178

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 796

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 756

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

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RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A
JANTOVEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 27, 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.