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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,540Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.93M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.93M

2016

Number of Claims

22,195

2014

25,607

2015

31,540

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,435

prescriptions.

165

patients, 30% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,233

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,171

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

934

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 1,032

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 997

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LATANOPROST 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

<11 P
PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLOZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P
OLANZAPINE ODT 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PERMETHRIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CAPTOPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% 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 March 31, 2015.
  • 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.