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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$1.89M

2016

Number of Claims

17,708

2014

19,493

2015

20,924

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 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

NEXIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

WELCHOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JENTADUETO 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.