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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$827K

2014

$909K

2015

$975K

2016

Number of Claims

11,428

2014

11,611

2015

12,053

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 O
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 28, 2012.
  • 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.