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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.67M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

31,863

2014

27,908

2015

24,819

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,116

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 893

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LYRICA 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CONSTULOSE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TORSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LAMOTRIGINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROCRIT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZILECT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MINOCYCLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 A
NAMZARIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
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.