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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,221Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$900K

2014

$942K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

16,839

2014

19,955

2015

19,221

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 1,105

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

201

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

SODIUM BICARBONATE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 10
METFORMIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 13, 2010.
  • 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.