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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
943 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

23,737

2014

26,509

2015

29,634

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 1,056

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,029

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

198

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 726

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PREMARIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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. 2, 2015.
  • 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.