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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,008 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$1.79M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

30,584

2014

30,736

2015

32,459

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 1,723

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

215

patients, 21% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

205

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 770

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

340

patients, 34% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

FENTANYL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DEXILANT 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PREMARIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALACYCLOVIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

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 Dec. 29, 2015.
  • 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.