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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$855K

2014

$846K

2015

$880K

2016

Number of Claims

22,039

2014

21,991

2015

23,859

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
LISINOPRIL 764

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

PREDNISONE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 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. 25, 2010.
  • 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.