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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$816K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

15,976

2014

20,291

2015

22,704

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SEROQUEL XR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN R 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GENERLAC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOSET 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 10
METHOTREXATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RIFAMPIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 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 March 29, 2012.
  • 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.