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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,600Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
248 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
95% 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

$839K

2014

$786K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

16,273

2014

14,336

2015

13,600

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 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

59

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

67

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

78

patients, 31% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMIFLU 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

165

patients, 67% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

80

patients, 32% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

67

patients, 27% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LATANOPROST 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

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LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

O
RESTASIS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

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RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LUMIGAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RYTARY 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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. 20, 2017.
  • 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.