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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

19,144

2014

17,952

2015

18,588

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 1,202

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

244

patients, 30% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MORPHINE SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 13, 2017.
  • 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.