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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$2.96M

2014

$2.17M

2015

$2.25M

2016

Number of Claims

35,313

2014

27,113

2015

24,659

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 838

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 809

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

LATUDA 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

P 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

BACLOFEN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
VALSARTAN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
GEMFIBROZIL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PATADAY 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TOPIRAMATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

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 Jan. 13, 2015.
  • 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.