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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
768 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$949K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

15,543

2014

17,845

2015

18,003

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TERAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% 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 3, 2017.
  • 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.