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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
992 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

26,228

2014

24,013

2015

22,461

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 1,039

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

237

patients, 24% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 932

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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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 June 11, 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.