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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
941 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.87M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

30,317

2014

29,354

2015

28,399

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NABUMETONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
VERAPAMIL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PREMARIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
CEFDINIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 April 3, 2012.
  • 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.