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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$437K

2014

$837K

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

8,390

2014

14,436

2015

20,191

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,240

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 10, 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.