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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
938 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

30,504

2014

29,529

2015

31,339

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,315

prescriptions.

300

patients, 32% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,063

prescriptions.

276

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 985

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

196

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 938

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 927

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 838

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 793

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

167

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

ZETIA 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.