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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

12,828

2014

12,508

2015

12,046

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 621

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RAMIPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 Oct. 25, 2007.
  • 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.