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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$998K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.01M

2014

$976K

2015

$998K

2016

Number of Claims

25,725

2014

18,160

2015

17,918

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.

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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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 834

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

136

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DILT-XR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 July 9, 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.