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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
497 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$863K

2014

$949K

2015

$996K

2016

Number of Claims

16,288

2014

16,638

2015

17,823

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 833

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

JANTOVEN 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 P
PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMIFLU 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MODAFINIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETIC ACID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PHENOBARBITAL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXTELLAR XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

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 Oct. 8, 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.