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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

24,129

2014

24,458

2015

23,153

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,041

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 902

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
JANUMET 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

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 June 20, 2012.
  • 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.