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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
909 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

27,395

2014

25,256

2015

26,233

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 1,061

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

171

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,034

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

193

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 805

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P
IBUPROFEN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVEMIR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 24, 2009.
  • 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.