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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

20,636

2014

22,402

2015

22,796

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 945

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Jan. 30, 2008.
  • 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.