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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,046 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

19,372

2014

18,556

2015

18,859

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

214

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 April 11, 2018.
  • 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.