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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

25,540

2014

20,416

2015

21,792

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 789

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

170

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 781

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

176

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

218

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

131

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

162

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

127

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMZARIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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TRADJENTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 12, 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.