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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,114 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$964K

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

16,137

2014

19,281

2015

18,720

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.

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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 833

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

201

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

222

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CEFDINIR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 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 Dec. 23, 2014.
  • 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.