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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$2.11M

2014

$2.06M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

45,498

2014

45,197

2015

42,629

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,282

prescriptions.

256

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,177

prescriptions.

265

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,210

prescriptions.

243

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

208

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,132

prescriptions.

214

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,144

prescriptions.

186

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 1,148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

232

patients, 18% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

190

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,077

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 989

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 855

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 796

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 695

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 547

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M10 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METRONIDAZOLE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 April 21, 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.