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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$990K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$886K

2014

$932K

2015

$990K

2016

Number of Claims

15,600

2014

17,844

2015

18,810

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,052

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

886

prescriptions.

184

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 740

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

181

patients, 21% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 March 23, 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.