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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

18,479

2014

17,842

2015

18,576

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 1,302

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,283

prescriptions.

202

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ZETIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METHOCARBAMOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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. 5, 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.