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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$967K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

21,800

2014

21,833

2015

20,522

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,376

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

250

patients, 28% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 848

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 818

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

219

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 690

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

184

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

NAPROXEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

ETODOLAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 23, 2009.
  • 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.