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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,963Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

19,396

2014

20,470

2015

20,963

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 805

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
SUCRALFATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% 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 Jan. 22, 2014.
  • 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.