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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
741 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$774K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

13,411

2014

17,611

2015

20,745

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 835

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 755

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

183

patients, 25% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN 70-30 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% 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 July 26, 2013.
  • 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.