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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.89M

2014

$2.03M

2015

$1.95M

2016

Number of Claims

28,706

2014

27,615

2015

22,473

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 950

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

886

prescriptions.

201

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LYRICA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DESOXIMETASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

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 Nov. 15, 2012.
  • 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.