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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$886K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

17,443

2014

16,502

2015

17,948

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

142

patients, 24% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

130

patients, 22% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.