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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% 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

$1.62M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

23,287

2014

23,143

2015

22,863

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 974

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

151

patients, 38% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 865

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

114

patients, 29% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

98

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 727

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

116

patients, 29% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

117

patients, 29% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

107

patients, 27% of all patients

SYMBICORT 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

105

patients, 26% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

VOLTAREN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

101

patients, 25% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

SPIRIVA 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

88

patients, 22% of all patients

LYRICA 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

111

patients, 28% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

NAPROXEN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CONSTULOSE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

10
TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPROXEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

92

patients, 23% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DESOXIMETASONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QVAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CREON 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

A
EASY COMFORT INSULIN SYRINGE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Nov. 11, 2009.
  • 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.