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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

19,981

2014

20,412

2015

19,441

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

152

patients, 23% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TORSEMIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFDINIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRULICITY 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VYTORIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

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. 18, 2013.
  • 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.