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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
986 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.9M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$999K

2016

Number of Claims

35,095

2014

24,036

2015

17,917

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 959

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

214

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

190

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

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 Nov. 27, 2013.
  • 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.