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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

29,246

2014

29,161

2015

30,585

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.

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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.

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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
TRAMADOL HCL 1,612

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

349

patients, 28% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 1,491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

194

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

206

patients, 16% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 894

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

221

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

223

patients, 18% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 828

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

181

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

248

patients, 20% of all patients

A
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

203

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VALACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METRONIDAZOLE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A
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 May 16, 2008.
  • 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.