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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
29% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

20,217

2014

18,327

2015

17,164

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
SIMVASTATIN 721

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

77

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 48

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

NAPROXEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 7% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 7% of all patients

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SINGLE USE SWAB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXCARBAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN R 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PRENATAL PLUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

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 July 25, 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.