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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

21,986

2014

21,456

2015

21,262

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
FUROSEMIDE 866

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 791

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

125

patients, 31% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 700

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

96

patients, 24% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 P
HALOPERIDOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARBAMAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
COLCHICINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 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 25, 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.