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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,281Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

24,716

2014

25,777

2015

25,281

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.

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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.

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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 1,546

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,282

prescriptions.

231

patients, 33% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 965

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 831

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 760

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.