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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
861 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

15,658

2014

16,204

2015

18,656

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
LISINOPRIL 917

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 848

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 18, 2008.
  • 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.