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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,106 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

24,297

2014

23,151

2015

21,390

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 1,473

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,346

prescriptions.

256

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 897

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A
PREMARIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 May 26, 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.