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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

20,942

2014

20,864

2015

22,664

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.

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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 859

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 829

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 802

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

182

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 775

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METRONIDAZOLE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRANDOLAPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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ESTRADIOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRISTIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.