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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,299Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

18,096

2014

19,271

2015

19,299

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.

10

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 1,217

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,192

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ULORIC 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMZARIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROCORTISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESZOPICLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 15, 2013.
  • 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.