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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,136 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

36,380

2014

34,118

2015

29,597

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,067

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

205

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 970

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

220

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 934

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

173

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

150

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

182

patients, 16% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 Jan. 5, 2016.
  • 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.