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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$2.04M

2014

$2M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

36,127

2014

32,669

2015

32,398

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 1,683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

314

patients, 34% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 920

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 761

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
JANTOVEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CARBAMAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VIIBRYD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OSELTAMIVIR PHOSPHATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 A
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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 Dec. 14, 2007.
  • 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.