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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

27,623

2014

26,586

2015

26,435

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

203

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,089

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 914

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

255

patients, 28% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
AMITIZA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VYTORIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AGGRENOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 8, 2014.
  • 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.