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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

20,337

2014

23,782

2015

24,491

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,260

prescriptions.

265

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,032

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

191

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CEFUROXIME 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMZARIC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FELODIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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. 15, 2011.
  • 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.