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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

$5.69M

2014

$3.32M

2015

$2.33M

2016

Number of Claims

22,950

2014

22,520

2015

22,113

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
BENAZEPRIL HCL 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUVADA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NORVIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISENTRESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.