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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% 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

$1M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

31,430

2014

35,181

2015

34,042

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 1,275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 978

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 894

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 840

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LAMOTRIGINE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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MORPHINE SULFATE ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11
SUBOXONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

10
NAMZARIC 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
BICALUTAMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUPRENORPHINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUMETANIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
THEOPHYLLINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 March 22, 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.