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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

21,294

2014

19,472

2015

19,184

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 961

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
XARELTO 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A
EXELON 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

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 Feb. 24, 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.