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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$944K

2014

$992K

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

24,744

2014

23,645

2015

22,730

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 814

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SULINDAC 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

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 Oct. 10, 2017.
  • 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.