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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

18,975

2014

18,396

2015

17,706

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

182

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% 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 June 18, 2015.
  • 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.