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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$1.38M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

26,153

2014

25,412

2015

24,861

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,315

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,139

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,122

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,114

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,109

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,056

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

199

patients, 27% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DIGOX 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

A
XARELTO 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 7, 2017.
  • 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.