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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
276 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

21,486

2014

19,387

2015

15,992

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

89

patients, 32% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

P
LACTULOSE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

92

patients, 33% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

ENDOCET 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ENULOSE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

10
LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

RENVELA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

HUMALOG 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

SANTYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

A
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SSD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

A
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 July 8, 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.