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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$939K

2014

$868K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

22,240

2014

21,626

2015

20,161

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 1,160

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,133

prescriptions.

212

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FELODIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NADOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 25, 2017.
  • 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.