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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

11,917

2014

13,107

2015

11,230

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
METFORMIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

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 May 21, 2018.
  • 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.