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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,457Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$831K

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

16,380

2014

23,564

2015

30,457

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 1,198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,001

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 822

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

LINZESS 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ZETIA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LATUDA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BRINTELLIX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
TRINTELLIX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 July 8, 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.