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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$888K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

17,221

2014

18,564

2015

19,834

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 1,095

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

222

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 April 1, 2011.
  • 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.