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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,138 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$2.03M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

22,959

2014

18,526

2015

15,323

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 846

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

347

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

194

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

162

patients, 14% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

150

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

183

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

10
RAMIPRIL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ROZEREM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% 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 27, 2013.
  • 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.