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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

21,728

2014

19,978

2015

19,788

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,016

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

173

patients, 28% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RALOXIFENE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
RESTASIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Sept. 29, 2011.
  • 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.