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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,105Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$897K

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

16,286

2014

20,103

2015

20,105

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 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

165

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

174

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ETODOLAC 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NEXIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NUEDEXTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
METHOCARBAMOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.