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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.67M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

16,982

2014

21,188

2015

21,386

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 785

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

122

patients, 28% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 774

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

135

patients, 31% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

105

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

113

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

106

patients, 25% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

107

patients, 25% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

103

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

95

patients, 22% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
DALIRESP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

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 Dec. 24, 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.