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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$1.93M

2014

$1.77M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

35,456

2014

34,176

2015

32,465

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

196

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 1,215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

223

patients, 18% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 924

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

235

patients, 19% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 895

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

257

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

201

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 807

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

232

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

188

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

301

patients, 24% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

219

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

P
VOLTAREN 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 18, 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.