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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,744Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
564 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$2.3M

2014

$2.3M

2015

$2.6M

2016

Number of Claims

23,738

2014

23,569

2015

23,744

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.

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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 991

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

189

patients, 34% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

162

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

MELOXICAM 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

NEXIUM 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

137

patients, 24% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

NAPROXEN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

A
PENTOXIFYLLINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PEN NEEDLES 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

10
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

EXELON 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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JANUMET 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETIC ACID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYDUREON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 30, 2007.
  • 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.