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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$980K

2014

$966K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

24,516

2014

24,768

2015

24,335

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 1,085

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,058

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,066

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,019

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 May 22, 2014.
  • 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.