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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$1.9M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

37,522

2014

33,763

2015

29,301

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 12, 2013.
  • 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.