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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

44,285

2014

44,424

2015

24,642

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,569

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,446

prescriptions.

290

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

189

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 829

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

152

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMZARIC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 12, 2011.
  • 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.