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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

43,775

2014

46,150

2015

49,708

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 3,767

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,496

prescriptions.

514

patients, 58% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 2,639

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,934

prescriptions.

345

patients, 39% of all patients

SYNTHROID 2,376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,743

prescriptions.

263

patients, 30% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,945

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,485

prescriptions.

229

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,285

prescriptions.

210

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,200

prescriptions.

234

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,228

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 1,364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,029

prescriptions.

256

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

959

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,029

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 1,002

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 982

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 815

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 770

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 741

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 680

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 667

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 658

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 644

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 636

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 589

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 546

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

O
IRBESARTAN 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

LANTUS 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 242

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 235

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MECLIZINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

ENDOCET 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLURBIPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MUPIROCIN* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIMETIDINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10
RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
SULINDAC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMANTADINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PIROXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
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 May 12, 2011.
  • 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.