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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

17,247

2014

17,133

2015

17,360

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
OMEPRAZOLE 858

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

161

patients, 39% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

105

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

100

patients, 24% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

124

patients, 30% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

251

patients, 61% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

CRESTOR 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

85

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

NAPROXEN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

110

patients, 27% of all patients

MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOSOL-HC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.