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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

18,188

2014

18,832

2015

19,269

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 1,303

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

224

patients, 24% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O
NOVOLOG 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

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 Aug. 25, 2017.
  • 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.