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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.81M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

22,694

2014

23,130

2015

20,258

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 1,009

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,007

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

205

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A
INSULIN SYRINGE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
REPAGLINIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CICLOPIROX* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LIVALO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 2, 2016.
  • 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.