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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,082 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$2.03M

2016

Number of Claims

28,393

2014

30,299

2015

29,238

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 2,094

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

351

patients, 32% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

195

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

180

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TEMAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

SUBOXONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Sept. 8, 2015.
  • 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.