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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,608Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
680 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.04M

2014

$989K

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

22,589

2014

21,296

2015

29,608

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
OMEPRAZOLE 900

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

173

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 884

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

176

patients, 26% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

192

patients, 28% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 831

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

245

patients, 36% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

252

patients, 37% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VASCEPA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

NIACIN ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LINZESS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 April 8, 2010.
  • 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.