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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,024 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.47M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

12,304

2014

13,352

2015

14,826

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 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

195

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

182

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 March 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.