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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$981K

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

19,236

2014

20,961

2015

21,197

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
LISINOPRIL 842

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 833

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O
IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREVACID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NOVOLIN R 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 July 20, 2012.
  • 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.