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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$880K

2014

$866K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

19,586

2014

19,144

2015

18,180

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 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

187

patients, 22% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GAVILYTE-C 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 June 7, 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.