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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.05M

2014

$910K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

21,624

2014

19,794

2015

21,013

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 1,717

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,046

prescriptions.

254

patients, 36% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

145

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

163

patients, 23% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 July 22, 2015.
  • 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.