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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
768 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

20,007

2014

19,694

2015

20,479

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 1,920

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,899

prescriptions.

319

patients, 42% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,259

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,231

prescriptions.

293

patients, 38% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,179

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,166

prescriptions.

286

patients, 37% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 783

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

CREON 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

204

patients, 27% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MEGESTROL ACETATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% 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 July 16, 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.