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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$884K

2014

$892K

2015

$887K

2016

Number of Claims

17,562

2014

16,630

2015

17,060

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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. 12, 2016.
  • 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.