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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

$838K

2014

$917K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

29,937

2014

29,565

2015

27,217

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 1,121

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 883

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 O
FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN R 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

A
DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 9, 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.