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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$822K

2014

$936K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

13,856

2014

15,771

2015

17,264

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 897

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

183

patients, 28% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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FAMOTIDINE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 May 1, 2017.
  • 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.