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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,048 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$1.38M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

19,481

2014

18,143

2015

19,076

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

10
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 11, 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.