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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,445Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
354 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$812K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

12,237

2014

14,259

2015

15,445

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

METOLAZONE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 P
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMANTADINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMZARIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

A
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. 12, 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.