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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,636Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,069 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

38,158

2014

40,504

2015

32,636

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 1,979

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,593

prescriptions.

355

patients, 33% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,809

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,186

prescriptions.

492

patients, 46% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,696

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,259

prescriptions.

455

patients, 43% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

319

patients, 30% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,049

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

262

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

219

patients, 20% of all patients

SYNTHROID 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 884

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

199

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

251

patients, 23% of all patients

NAPROXEN 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

227

patients, 21% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

ACARBOSE 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

183

patients, 17% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METHOTREXATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SULINDAC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GALANTAMINE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN N 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN R 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

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 Oct. 24, 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.