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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$671K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$92.4K

2014

$324K

2015

$671K

2016

Number of Claims

1,537

2014

9,399

2015

22,174

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 1,438

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,330

prescriptions.

92

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 863

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 677

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VALACYCLOVIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

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 Dec. 5, 2017.
  • 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.