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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.69M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

23,234

2014

23,204

2015

20,474

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 1,514

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,153

prescriptions.

235

patients, 47% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P
XARELTO 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCARNITINE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARAFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
RELISTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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. 29, 2012.
  • 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.