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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$884K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$884K

2016

Number of Claims

27,743

2014

26,460

2015

19,655

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.

10

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
FUROSEMIDE 846

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 753

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
RALOXIFENE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 22, 2014.
  • 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.