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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,623Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,130 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$2.37M

2014

$2.29M

2015

$2.25M

2016

Number of Claims

27,952

2014

24,084

2015

20,623

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 838

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 748

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ENBREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 Feb. 10, 2017.
  • 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.