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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$785K

2014

$789K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

18,096

2014

19,231

2015

19,648

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 833

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 22, 2017.
  • 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.