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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$973K

2014

$952K

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

18,882

2014

20,137

2015

23,748

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
LISINOPRIL 1,063

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

996

prescriptions.

367

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 933

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

276

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 878

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

310

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

244

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

234

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

222

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

198

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

182

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

178

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

185

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

171

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

137

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

146

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

129

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

115

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

130

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

116

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

88

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

106

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

77

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

79

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

79

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

71

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

58

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON 10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

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 Dec. 2, 2011.
  • 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.