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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,069 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$1.98M

2014

$2.04M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

17,370

2014

17,247

2015

16,872

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 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

219

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

188

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

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 Sept. 25, 2012.
  • 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.