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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

23,830

2014

23,275

2015

22,827

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 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

180

patients, 22% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXILANT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

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 Oct. 24, 2014.
  • 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.