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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
859 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.58M

2014

$1.87M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

29,581

2014

30,387

2015

27,898

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

865

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 805

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 P
FENTANYL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RIVASTIGMINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

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 Nov. 20, 2009.
  • 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.