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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

18,896

2014

18,847

2015

18,275

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

141

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 709

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TELMISARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 9, 2007.
  • 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.