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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.6M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

34,674

2014

29,682

2015

29,176

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 976

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 868

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

144

patients, 28% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NIACIN ER 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
PERPHENAZINE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
CLONIDINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FANAPT 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 10
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LACTULOSE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ACARBOSE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DANAZOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LATUDA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

THIORIDAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SEROQUEL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 10
INVEGA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOCARNITINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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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 Nov. 7, 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.