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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$1.94M

2014

$1.89M

2015

$1.99M

2016

Number of Claims

33,758

2014

33,882

2015

35,541

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 1,606

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,304

prescriptions.

253

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

196

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,078

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

170

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 885

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 855

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 834

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 792

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

175

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

183

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LANTUS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
INSULIN SYRINGE* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LAMOTRIGINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

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 Jan. 26, 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.