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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,150Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

17,885

2014

20,484

2015

20,150

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 913

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 866

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVEMIR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LABETALOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.