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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

32,164

2014

31,057

2015

28,376

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,017

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 939

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O
NOVOLIN R 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LUMIGAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 1, 2009.
  • 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.