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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.89M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

18,263

2014

29,153

2015

34,137

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

286

patients, 18% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 1,175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

195

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 949

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

229

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 894

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

220

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

200

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 828

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

223

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

221

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 712

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

219

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

189

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

122

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

149

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

143

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

188

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

166

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

328

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

141

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

214

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
METHOCARBAMOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

A
VIMPAT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 4, 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.