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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
363 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.69M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

22,079

2014

20,713

2015

18,266

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,090

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

166

patients, 46% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

160

patients, 44% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 743

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

130

patients, 36% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

102

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

91

patients, 25% of all patients

MELOXICAM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

JANUVIA 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

113

patients, 31% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

SYMBICORT 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

85

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

ZETIA 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

113

patients, 31% of all patients

INVOKANA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

121

patients, 33% of all patients

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GEMFIBROZIL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

109

patients, 30% of all patients

LYRICA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

78

patients, 21% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFDINIR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

VYTORIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

INCONTROL PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

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 July 6, 2010.
  • 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.