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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,041Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$838K

2014

$838K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

14,998

2014

16,506

2015

17,041

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

153

patients, 31% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NIACIN ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

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 Nov. 16, 2009.
  • 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.