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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
723 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

18,615

2014

19,397

2015

18,111

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 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ULORIC 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
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 Dec. 8, 2016.
  • 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.