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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,023Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

23,211

2014

22,718

2015

22,023

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.

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 991

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

227

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 797

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

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OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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TOPROL XL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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RIVASTIGMINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 10, 2009.
  • 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.