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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,388Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,108 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

23,965

2014

24,074

2015

25,388

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 979

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 763

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

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 Nov. 11, 2013.
  • 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.