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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

21,211

2014

21,389

2015

18,509

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 940

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

157

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

135

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O
JANTOVEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DALIRESP 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BYDUREON PEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% 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 May 7, 2012.
  • 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.