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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$972K

2014

$983K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

21,660

2014

22,462

2015

23,825

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,113

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

221

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,111

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

222

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,098

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 2, 2016.
  • 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.