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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$344K

2014

$742K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

8,255

2014

16,289

2015

19,652

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 785

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

182

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 746

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

175

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

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 Dec. 18, 2013.
  • 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.