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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,120 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$2.31M

2014

$2.32M

2015

$2.62M

2016

Number of Claims

39,562

2014

41,016

2015

43,778

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 1,704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,089

prescriptions.

299

patients, 27% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,168

prescriptions.

229

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

235

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

194

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,013

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 1,011

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 836

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 825

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 710

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

179

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 647

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 632

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 598

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 569

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 554

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 214

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ESZOPICLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 A
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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. 9, 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.