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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,188 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$1.77M

2016

Number of Claims

31,437

2014

33,318

2015

35,918

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 1,891

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,364

prescriptions.

305

patients, 26% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

215

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,017

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 921

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 816

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

178

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 768

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 723

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

COLCHICINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 2, 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.