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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
516 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$481K

2014

$408K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

5,847

2014

7,447

2015

17,594

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 885

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 732

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

134

patients, 26% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

XARELTO 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

PERMETHRIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

170

patients, 33% of all patients

10
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

A 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMITIZA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SANTYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DESOXIMETASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 6, 2011.
  • 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.