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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
864 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$957K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

15,365

2014

17,507

2015

19,689

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 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

192

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

194

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

PREDNISONE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

223

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Dec. 29, 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.