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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

17,711

2014

16,714

2015

17,191

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 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

OPANA ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

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 Aug. 19, 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.