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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

19,061

2014

18,788

2015

19,046

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.

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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 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
TOPROL XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 O
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 A
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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 Sept. 30, 2013.
  • 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.