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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

19,082

2014

18,958

2015

19,010

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
LORAZEPAM 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Sept. 23, 2015.
  • 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.