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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$1.92M

2014

$1.88M

2015

$1.99M

2016

Number of Claims

25,721

2014

18,905

2015

18,520

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 761

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

157

patients, 26% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

LYRICA 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 May 29, 2013.
  • 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.