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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

28,876

2014

27,346

2015

26,757

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
GABAPENTIN 985

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

180

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 836

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

152

patients, 22% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 821

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

147

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NADOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
BACLOFEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PERMETHRIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 April 27, 2010.
  • 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.