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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

22,243

2014

23,836

2015

22,724

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 1,078

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 838

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LYRICA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 May 24, 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.