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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,497Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.86M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.81M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$1.86M

2016

Number of Claims

31,282

2014

31,035

2015

33,497

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,824

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

239

patients, 34% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 996

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

162

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 883

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

156

patients, 22% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LYRICA 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LINZESS 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

A
INVOKANA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MUPIROCIN* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DILT-XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ANORO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 27, 2011.
  • 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.