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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,769Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

2014

$802K

2015

$2.85M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

11,497

2015

39,769

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 1,760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,484

prescriptions.

314

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

272

patients, 17% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 1,390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,152

prescriptions.

215

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

249

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

218

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 911

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

277

patients, 18% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 884

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

209

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 878

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

171

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 851

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

189

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 736

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

145

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 571

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 543

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

92

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FENTANYL 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRADJENTA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LINZESS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTOP 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ULORIC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

SANTYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
FORTEO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

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 July 8, 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.