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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
933 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

19,120

2014

20,762

2015

21,236

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
LISINOPRIL 906

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

203

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Aug. 8, 2007.
  • 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.