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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
545 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

2014

$353K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

2014

7,154

2015

19,395

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
FUROSEMIDE 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NYSTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P
SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DRONABINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CEFTRIAXONE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AZELASTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 June 14, 2018.
  • 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.