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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,004 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$2.38M

2014

$2.41M

2015

$2.55M

2016

Number of Claims

36,093

2014

34,452

2015

36,187

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,234

prescriptions.

250

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,032

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,004

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

205

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 865

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 842

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 755

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

216

patients, 22% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMZARIC 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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ARIPIPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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SODIUM CHLORIDE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TOVIAZ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

EXELON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 8, 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.