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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

24,810

2014

26,045

2015

25,648

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,037

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,028

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 954

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

182

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 885

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 871

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

197

patients, 24% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CAPTOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DILT-XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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 April 30, 2014.
  • 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.