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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$1.98M

2014

$1.78M

2015

$1.81M

2016

Number of Claims

29,486

2014

24,147

2015

22,258

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 2,793

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,298

prescriptions.

284

patients, 34% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 777

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

178

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

ETODOLAC 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
INSULIN SYRINGE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

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 May 29, 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.