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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,741Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
953 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.85M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

35,309

2014

27,502

2015

23,741

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 847

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

194

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 826

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
GALANTAMINE HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SEROQUEL XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
INVEGA SUSTENNA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE ODT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONIDINE HCL 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 June 5, 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.