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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,743Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$1.67M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

26,894

2014

26,397

2015

24,743

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 1,104

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

MELOXICAM 950

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

214

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

172

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMZARIC 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
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 Jan. 27, 2010.
  • 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.