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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,961Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

20,546

2014

20,760

2015

20,961

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
METFORMIN HCL 744

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BYDUREON PEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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 April 12, 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.