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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,506Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
991 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

17,293

2014

18,592

2015

18,506

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 914

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

203

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

206

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
MUPIROCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Jan. 4, 2017.
  • 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.