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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
833 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

22,671

2014

21,862

2015

22,888

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 965

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

904

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 920

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

164

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 916

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 802

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CEFUROXIME 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RENVELA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.