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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$883K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

17,707

2014

17,818

2015

21,397

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,233

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

237

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 890

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

182

patients, 20% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 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.