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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

20,632

2014

19,418

2015

18,234

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 781

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

165

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

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 Feb. 8, 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.