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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$750K

2014

$665K

2015

$797K

2016

Number of Claims

18,973

2014

15,725

2015

19,517

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

129

patients, 28% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 26, 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.