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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

22,584

2014

21,847

2015

20,997

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 27, 2008.
  • 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.