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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,460 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$898K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

14,252

2014

17,239

2015

22,375

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 891

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

247

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 863

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

268

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 859

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

226

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

179

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

180

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

143

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

165

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

183

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

165

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

162

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

148

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

122

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 April 20, 2008.
  • 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.