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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
504 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

$894K

2014

$704K

2015

$741K

2016

Number of Claims

23,773

2014

20,673

2015

20,439

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,141

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

207

patients, 41% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 1,052

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

187

patients, 37% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

133

patients, 26% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

126

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

127

patients, 25% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AGGRENOX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

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 May 21, 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.