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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,411Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$169K

2014

$453K

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

4,054

2014

8,981

2015

27,411

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
FUROSEMIDE 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

206

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

225

patients, 25% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

10
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GENERLAC 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

SANTYL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

EPOGEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

10
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MORPHINE SULFATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CEPHALEXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
PERMETHRIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRANSDERM-SCOP 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 April 14, 2011.
  • 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.