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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
926 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

27,195

2014

28,491

2015

29,390

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.

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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 1,711

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,564

prescriptions.

223

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,161

prescriptions.

177

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,094

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 922

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 743

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

O
BYSTOLIC 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LYRICA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

CEFDINIR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SUPREP 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 O
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ULTRAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 10
RANEXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
COUMADIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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. 4, 2009.
  • 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.