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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

20,603

2014

22,201

2015

22,714

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 1,396

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,369

prescriptions.

367

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 956

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

261

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 953

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

288

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

201

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

200

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

176

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

129

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

122

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

123

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ARIPIPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

A
CHOLESTYRAMINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PREMARIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% 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 April 20, 2017.
  • 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.