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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

23,727

2014

23,512

2015

25,268

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 1,528

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,265

prescriptions.

271

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

180

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 815

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 754

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 752

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

189

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

10
GABAPENTIN 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LAMOTRIGINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LANTUS 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONISAMIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMOXICILLIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOFLOXACIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXCARBAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Dec. 19, 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.