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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$941K

2015

$907K

2016

Number of Claims

19,804

2014

18,059

2015

16,921

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 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

88

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

JANTOVEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LATANOPROST 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

NYSTOP 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O
SANTYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SENSIPAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALPHAGAN P 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 13, 2012.
  • 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.