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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
727 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

24,293

2014

23,244

2015

22,825

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 839

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
XARELTO 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BENICAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O
MEGESTROL ACETATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Dec. 20, 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.