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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,481Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
817 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

23,961

2014

26,310

2015

29,481

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,043

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 905

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 764

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OLANZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

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XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ONDANSETRON HCL* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NIFEDICAL XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EXELON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
GENERLAC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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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. 11, 2008.
  • 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.