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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$1.84M

2014

$1.86M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

32,419

2014

31,433

2015

27,204

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.

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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 1,592

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,438

prescriptions.

215

patients, 27% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,276

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,081

prescriptions.

185

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 777

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

227

patients, 28% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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TERAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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GEMFIBROZIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
METRONIDAZOLE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
GLUCAGEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.