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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.74M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

29,822

2014

28,504

2015

26,206

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.

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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 1,024

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

970

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 919

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

152

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-ATORVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
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 March 20, 2008.
  • 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.