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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

13,885

2014

13,692

2015

15,191

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 1,017

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

186

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 717

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TUDORZA PRESSAIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 July 8, 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.