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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$484K

2014

$606K

2015

$660K

2016

Number of Claims

14,373

2014

15,565

2015

17,259

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 867

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 856

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

A
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 April 9, 2018.
  • 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.