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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.8M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

34,701

2014

30,694

2015

29,528

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
LISINOPRIL 1,438

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

224

patients, 29% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,136

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 986

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 895

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 867

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 843

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ARIPIPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

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. 15, 2013.
  • 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.