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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,846Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$725K

2014

$725K

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

25,580

2014

26,126

2015

25,846

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
LISINOPRIL 1,138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

154

patients, 27% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,113

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

146

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 907

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN N 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
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 12, 2008.
  • 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.