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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,143 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

19,909

2014

22,516

2015

25,803

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.

10

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 1,280

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,195

prescriptions.

222

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,258

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,221

prescriptions.

246

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,069

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

221

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,018

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

193

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 984

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

192

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 847

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NOVOLIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 28, 2015.
  • 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.