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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$995K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

12,728

2014

13,146

2015

12,025

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.

10

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 572

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

152

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 June 23, 2011.
  • 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.