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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,032Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$1.01M

2014

$969K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

26,995

2014

23,127

2015

25,032

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 1,434

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,043

prescriptions.

212

patients, 36% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

933

prescriptions.

200

patients, 34% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 991

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 927

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

156

patients, 27% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 913

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 754

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMZARIC 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE ODT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
AMANTADINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
THIOTHIXENE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
OLANZAPINE ODT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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, 2010.
  • 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.