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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,476Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$110K

2014

$801K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

1,853

2014

12,123

2015

17,476

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
LISINOPRIL 805

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PRISTIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

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 June 20, 2014.
  • 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.