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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,110 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.67M

2014

$2.02M

2015

$2.24M

2016

Number of Claims

24,492

2014

28,026

2015

25,678

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,368

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,153

prescriptions.

347

patients, 31% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 983

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

269

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 912

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

240

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

203

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NEXIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LINZESS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FELODIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

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 Jan. 13, 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.