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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,152 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

22,227

2014

23,255

2015

24,093

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 1,208

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,151

prescriptions.

300

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,008

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

220

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

185

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

172

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% 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 Dec. 15, 2014.
  • 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.