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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,442Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

16,630

2014

17,496

2015

16,442

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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CEFDINIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 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 Nov. 3, 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.