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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$851K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$961K

2014

$922K

2015

$851K

2016

Number of Claims

14,580

2014

14,703

2015

14,003

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.

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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 643

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 25, 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.