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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.67M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

22,380

2014

21,100

2015

20,655

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,044

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

239

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,023

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

207

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

203

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

177

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

189

patients, 21% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

164

patients, 18% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CREON 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
HAVRIX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MISOPROSTOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

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 Nov. 9, 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.