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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

22,406

2014

25,519

2015

25,315

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 2,148

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,990

prescriptions.

422

patients, 52% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,264

prescriptions.

248

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,059

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

978

prescriptions.

195

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 871

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LACTULOSE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCRIT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P
JANUMET XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARAFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Oct. 8, 2015.
  • 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.