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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

14,896

2014

16,960

2015

16,491

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 810

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 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 Sept. 23, 2011.
  • 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.