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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$2.3M

2014

$2.35M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

35,816

2014

34,709

2015

32,024

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 1,782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,650

prescriptions.

277

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

212

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,009

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

193

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 909

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 895

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

154

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 891

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

168

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

162

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 793

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

182

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 731

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

144

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

179

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NUEDEXTA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O
VICTOZA 3-PAK 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MISOPROSTOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DOXEPIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

EXELON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 March 2, 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.