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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
881 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

18,516

2014

21,007

2015

22,029

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 968

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 833

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 8, 2015.
  • 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.