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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,019Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.74M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.87M

2014

$1.92M

2015

$1.74M

2016

Number of Claims

25,299

2014

22,544

2015

20,019

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
FUROSEMIDE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

XARELTO 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROLIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
KETOCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

EPIPEN 2-PAK 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 13, 2007.
  • 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.