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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

26,806

2014

26,996

2015

26,701

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,034

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 977

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 950

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 891

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 705

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VERAPAMIL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.