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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

16,586

2014

17,817

2015

20,291

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
FUROSEMIDE 770

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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SANTYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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. 16, 2017.
  • 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.