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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,487Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,265 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$1.81M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$2.38M

2016

Number of Claims

22,362

2014

19,287

2015

28,487

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 1,030

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

228

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 909

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

233

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 872

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

255

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

216

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 780

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

170

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

182

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

152

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

159

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DULERA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

A
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 Aug. 24, 2015.
  • 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.