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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,764Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

20,064

2014

20,830

2015

20,764

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 902

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 Feb. 24, 2015.
  • 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.