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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,432 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$1.72M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.95M

2016

Number of Claims

35,589

2014

33,979

2015

34,640

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,835

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,402

prescriptions.

316

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,101

prescriptions.

271

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

209

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

216

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,021

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

162

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 968

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

184

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

119

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

114

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIPIZIDE XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P
NASONEX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CAPTOPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

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 Sept. 16, 2009.
  • 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.