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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$928K

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

13,521

2014

15,398

2015

18,932

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
ZOSTAVAX 1,619

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,505

prescriptions.

1,619

patients, 64% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

137

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

118

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

80

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

59

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

62

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

ADACEL TDAP 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

225

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

72

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

166

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LINZESS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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PROMETHAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

JENTADUETO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 0% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TRULICITY 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Jan. 2, 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.