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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,043Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$965K

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

14,064

2014

19,969

2015

20,043

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMZARIC 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LINZESS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 O
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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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 June 19, 2013.
  • 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.