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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,706Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

23,467

2014

21,881

2015

21,706

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 1,068

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

196

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 851

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

204

patients, 27% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
RAMIPRIL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKAMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FORTEO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 June 24, 2015.
  • 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.