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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
960 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

28,976

2014

36,664

2015

26,531

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
OMEPRAZOLE 997

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

212

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 960

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

196

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 935

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 892

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

176

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NOVOLIN 70-30 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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. 23, 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.