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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

19,261

2014

21,495

2015

21,929

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.

10

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,498

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

228

patients, 29% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

208

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

198

patients, 25% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

215

patients, 27% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AMIODARONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 24, 2013.
  • 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.