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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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48,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,082 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

25,731

2014

26,460

2015

48,617

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,553

prescriptions.

188

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,241

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,218

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,258

prescriptions.

145

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,180

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,071

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,011

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

876

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,004

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 998

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 953

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 849

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 833

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 796

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 795

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 782

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 701

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 582

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 576

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 570

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 567

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 542

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 241

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 235

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

RAPAFLO 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 P
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

A
INSULIN SYRINGE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SPS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LIVALO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 Aug. 14, 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.