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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,309Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$817K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$846K

2014

$819K

2015

$817K

2016

Number of Claims

17,743

2014

17,055

2015

17,309

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Nov. 9, 2011.
  • 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.