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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
937 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.83M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

37,271

2014

35,347

2015

35,973

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 1,322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

940

prescriptions.

197

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

208

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

191

patients, 20% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 977

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 955

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 914

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 912

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

164

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 872

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

190

patients, 20% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

A
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFDINIR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON M10 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
NABUMETONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN 70-30 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 Aug. 19, 2013.
  • 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.