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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,061Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$789K

2014

$962K

2015

$926K

2016

Number of Claims

15,507

2014

16,762

2015

15,061

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 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 March 5, 2018.
  • 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.