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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.65M

2016

Number of Claims

11,120

2014

11,431

2015

12,418

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CHLORTHALIDONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

A
JANUMET XR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 14, 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.