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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,056Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$935K

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

19,524

2014

23,627

2015

26,056

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
FUROSEMIDE 902

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OLANZAPINE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

P
IBUPROFEN 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
XARELTO 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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. 20, 2007.
  • 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.