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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$929K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

$885K

2014

$918K

2015

$929K

2016

Number of Claims

19,320

2014

20,696

2015

21,728

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 952

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 941

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 885

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 826

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 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 May 9, 2013.
  • 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.