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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,146 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

18,150

2014

19,854

2015

21,326

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

196

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

200

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ETODOLAC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 March 23, 2017.
  • 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.