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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$1.76M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.68M

2016

Number of Claims

22,763

2014

18,419

2015

15,869

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 729

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

222

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

245

patients, 31% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

207

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NASONEX 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 July 17, 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.