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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
998 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

21,330

2014

23,904

2015

22,596

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,556

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,186

prescriptions.

310

patients, 31% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,090

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

215

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 939

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 885

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 7, 2016.
  • 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.