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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,220 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

14,662

2014

15,368

2015

18,528

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 711

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

256

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

219

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

217

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 9, 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.