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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,415Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,777 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$2.58M

2014

$3.06M

2015

$2.71M

2016

Number of Claims

39,620

2014

40,465

2015

33,415

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

979

prescriptions.

400

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

292

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 898

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

286

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

170

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 810

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

188

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

255

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

215

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 712

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

227

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

212

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

158

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

180

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

162

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

160

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

171

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

135

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

178

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

227

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 453

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

126

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

126

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

208

patients, 12% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

171

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

121

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZETIA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE XL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 22, 2011.
  • 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.