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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,718Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
859 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

26,755

2014

26,642

2015

27,718

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.

10

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
LISINOPRIL 1,324

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

242

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

231

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,043

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 979

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

196

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 916

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

184

patients, 21% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 895

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

182

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

CEFDINIR 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

229

patients, 27% of all patients

A 10
ATENOLOL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IRBESARTAN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 19, 2008.
  • 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.