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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

19,502

2014

20,676

2015

20,047

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

156

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 831

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 733

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 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 16, 2015.
  • 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.