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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,039 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

12,634

2014

13,959

2015

14,162

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
LISINOPRIL 844

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

209

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 810

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

196

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 530

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOXYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 30, 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.