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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
993 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$2.22M

2014

$2.31M

2015

$2.62M

2016

Number of Claims

18,191

2014

18,501

2015

19,250

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 783

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

216

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

221

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

193

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

179

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

INCONTROL PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PEN NEEDLES 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 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 Jan. 8, 2014.
  • 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.