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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$1.67M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

28,439

2014

27,098

2015

24,687

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,194

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

286

patients, 35% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LYRICA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MEGESTROL ACETATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 17, 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.