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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

12,708

2014

14,344

2015

14,246

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

245

patients, 37% of all patients

A
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

JANUMET 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

VALSARTAN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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IBANDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 March 3, 2016.
  • 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.