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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$927K

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

18,150

2014

19,638

2015

22,297

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
OMEPRAZOLE 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

A
XARELTO 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

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 June 4, 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.