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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
813 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$1.6M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

27,961

2014

26,473

2015

24,336

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 1,129

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,082

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,063

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

971

prescriptions.

167

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 894

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 873

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DULERA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O
LEVETIRACETAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 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 March 6, 2012.
  • 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.