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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,695Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$1.15M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

15,369

2014

16,018

2015

16,695

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.

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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 774

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

187

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 March 1, 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.