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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$970K

2014

$994K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

16,757

2014

17,632

2015

18,640

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 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

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 May 15, 2014.
  • 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.