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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$813K

2014

$924K

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

13,786

2014

14,861

2015

14,950

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
LISINOPRIL 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

155

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 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 June 19, 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.