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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
908 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$2.8M

2014

$2.72M

2015

$2.48M

2016

Number of Claims

33,161

2014

30,138

2015

24,839

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 898

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 849

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

203

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

197

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 720

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZETIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANSOPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 15, 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.