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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
813 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

21,689

2014

22,789

2015

22,461

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 869

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 804

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
JANTOVEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 12, 2014.
  • 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.