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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

21,881

2014

22,097

2015

21,125

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 953

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 863

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 773

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METHADONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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. 14, 2008.
  • 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.