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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$938K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

15,204

2014

17,174

2015

21,187

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 952

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 855

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

195

patients, 25% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 O
METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 27, 2012.
  • 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.