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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,833Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$878K

2014

$874K

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

13,397

2014

13,822

2015

19,833

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 987

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

295

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

262

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

188

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

175

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

164

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

128

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

131

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

109

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

A
BUPROPION HCL SR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

A
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% 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 8, 2007.
  • 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.