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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

19,079

2014

19,561

2015

19,040

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
OMEPRAZOLE 805

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

202

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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COLESTIPOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.