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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

18,817

2014

18,879

2015

20,687

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
ALPRAZOLAM 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

248

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ZALEPLON 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A
JANUMET 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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CARISOPRODOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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METHADONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

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CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 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.