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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
982 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

$1.36M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

17,263

2014

21,929

2015

19,526

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 927

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 793

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<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 Jan. 28, 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.