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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,073Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$888K

2014

$803K

2015

$732K

2016

Number of Claims

23,184

2014

21,911

2015

21,073

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 1,152

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

139

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 878

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PRAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
MULTAQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MIDODRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 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 Aug. 29, 2011.
  • 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.