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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

22,167

2014

19,344

2015

17,837

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 1,143

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

173

patients, 39% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,050

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

160

patients, 36% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

94

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LACTULOSE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SPS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11 10
TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PIPERACILLIN-TAZOBACTAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 17, 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.