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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
816 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

24,580

2014

23,218

2015

23,028

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 1,335

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,163

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,157

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

995

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,015

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 935

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

225

patients, 28% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

<11 10
TRAZODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARBAMAZEPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SOTALOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

COLCRYS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
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. 21, 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.