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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$927K

2014

$955K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

17,804

2014

17,516

2015

18,869

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
OMEPRAZOLE 730

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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FELODIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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CEFUROXIME 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREMARIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 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 7, 2008.
  • 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.