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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$967K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$965K

2014

$986K

2015

$967K

2016

Number of Claims

17,978

2014

18,586

2015

17,839

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

149

patients, 20% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMCICLOVIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFADROXIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 May 6, 2010.
  • 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.