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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
860 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

31,168

2014

32,158

2015

30,877

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 1,366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,139

prescriptions.

195

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,110

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,034

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 893

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 14, 2009.
  • 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.