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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

30,466

2014

33,598

2015

33,904

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 2,246

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,088

prescriptions.

290

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,132

prescriptions.

170

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 806

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 671

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 647

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BENICAR HCT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRISTIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 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 March 24, 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.