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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.89M

2014

$2.03M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

32,715

2014

32,794

2015

34,029

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 1,241

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,026

prescriptions.

181

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 903

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

176

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 866

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 855

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

159

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 778

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 761

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

163

patients, 19% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CEFDINIR 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PHENOBARBITAL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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FLUCONAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMIFLU 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

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ZIPRASIDONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXCARBAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 Jan. 23, 2008.
  • 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.