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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

16,570

2014

17,292

2015

18,136

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 853

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 796

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
UNIFINE PENTIPS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRULICITY 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 7, 2014.
  • 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.