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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,112 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

24,888

2014

23,276

2015

27,207

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,693

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,582

prescriptions.

168

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 1,330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,313

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,062

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 723

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LANTUS 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

JANTOVEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NYAMYC 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ERYTHROMYCIN* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
METRONIDAZOLE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 2, 2011.
  • 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.