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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$936K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
925 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$979K

2014

$996K

2015

$936K

2016

Number of Claims

20,382

2014

20,547

2015

19,936

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.

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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.

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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 753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 March 4, 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.