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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,154 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

26,218

2014

28,228

2015

27,607

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,019

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

245

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

192

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 873

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 807

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

147

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

163

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

JANTOVEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NABUMETONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN N 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DILT-XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 24, 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.