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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,326Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$850K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$919K

2014

$854K

2015

$850K

2016

Number of Claims

32,413

2014

33,026

2015

31,326

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,405

prescriptions.

96

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,067

prescriptions.

63

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,126

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

88

patients, 31% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 911

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

47

patients, 17% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 886

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

59

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

68

patients, 24% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CIMETIDINE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 10
OXYCODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAZODONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O
KIONEX 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

10
TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DEMECLOCYCLINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

A 10
CEFTRIAXONE* 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

77

patients, 28% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

76

patients, 27% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

75

patients, 27% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE HCL* 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN* 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
VESICARE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERDAL CONSTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

A
METHOTREXATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PRISTIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DESOXIMETASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 15, 2011.
  • 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.