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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.88M

2014

$1.74M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

32,228

2014

28,017

2015

25,785

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
FUROSEMIDE 891

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 854

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
OPANA ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

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 March 31, 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.