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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$685K

2014

$774K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

15,722

2014

16,891

2015

23,177

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,160

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

203

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,113

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

193

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,043

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

237

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 930

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 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.