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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$835K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$829K

2014

$921K

2015

$835K

2016

Number of Claims

18,126

2014

17,004

2015

16,160

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.

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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.

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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 1,378

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

247

patients, 36% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 818

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 802

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 8, 2007.
  • 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.