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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$1.93M

2014

$2.85M

2015

$3.22M

2016

Number of Claims

19,720

2014

32,595

2015

36,114

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 1,434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,224

prescriptions.

174

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 864

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMZARIC 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN R 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

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 April 15, 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.