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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.58M

2016

Number of Claims

21,608

2014

19,752

2015

19,341

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 966

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

137

patients, 32% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

122

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 P
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCRIT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MOVANTIK 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Sept. 27, 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.