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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$1.34M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

20,343

2014

18,886

2015

16,642

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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,328

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

226

patients, 31% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 29, 2010.
  • 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.