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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$1.38M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

30,794

2014

27,178

2015

27,504

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,016

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,009

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 911

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

167

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

A
HUMALOG 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METHADONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GENERLAC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XIFAXAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 A
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 9, 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.