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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,042 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$2.21M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

44,382

2014

36,095

2015

26,546

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
LISINOPRIL 1,356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

334

patients, 32% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 978

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

250

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 962

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

218

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 949

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

260

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 908

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

195

patients, 19% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

235

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

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IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

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 Jan. 6, 2017.
  • 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.