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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,912Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$2.37M

2014

$2.63M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

25,506

2014

24,646

2015

23,912

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 990

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

163

patients, 23% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CALCITRIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 7, 2014.
  • 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.