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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
981 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$2.24M

2014

$2.59M

2015

$3.42M

2016

Number of Claims

31,994

2014

33,818

2015

32,621

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

252

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,180

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

195

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 930

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 926

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 854

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

SULINDAC 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ARIPIPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 O
ATROVENT HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 26, 2016.
  • 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.