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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

27,852

2014

26,144

2015

23,254

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
OMEPRAZOLE 908

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

140

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NUEDEXTA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 22, 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.