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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$997K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

15,778

2014

16,652

2015

16,025

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 767

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

152

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

FENTANYL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VESICARE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NOVOLIN R 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DALIRESP 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% 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 July 8, 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.