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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,205 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$2.17M

2014

$2.37M

2015

$2.31M

2016

Number of Claims

37,574

2014

35,967

2015

33,994

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 1,236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

208

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

973

prescriptions.

250

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

257

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 973

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

237

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

149

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LYRICA 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GENERLAC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VESICARE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SANTYL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 17, 2016.
  • 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.