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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

20,856

2014

22,049

2015

23,755

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,051

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

233

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 984

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULERA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

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 Dec. 29, 2014.
  • 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.