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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

20,162

2014

20,558

2015

20,969

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 981

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 914

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

177

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% 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 28, 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.