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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$3.29M

2014

$3.17M

2015

$3.25M

2016

Number of Claims

43,125

2014

41,673

2015

37,397

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 1,603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,200

prescriptions.

276

patients, 39% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 1,095

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

10
SYNTHROID 1,090

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,051

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

165

patients, 23% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 951

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 890

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

EXELON 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GENERLAC 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DALIRESP 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

VESICARE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ZETIA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MYRBETRIQ 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TOVIAZ 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUTRANS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CEFTRIAXONE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NOVOLIN N 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
NAMZARIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FORTEO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VIMPAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAZOLAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.