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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,081 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

28,243

2014

24,076

2015

21,520

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 1,041

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

221

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 774

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

169

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

197

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 March 1, 2016.
  • 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.