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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

22,042

2014

21,610

2015

21,169

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,192

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

185

patients, 30% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 811

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 713

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

TRADJENTA 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LABETALOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

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 July 26, 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.