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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,198 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$724K

2014

$714K

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

19,588

2014

16,759

2015

16,687

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

185

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 17, 2017.
  • 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.