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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,219 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$1.32M

2014

$2.12M

2015

$2.15M

2016

Number of Claims

22,017

2014

33,921

2015

36,400

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 1,449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,321

prescriptions.

272

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,341

prescriptions.

279

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,091

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,024

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,021

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

205

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,020

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

223

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 906

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

172

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 850

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 785

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

173

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LANTUS 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

161

patients, 13% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HUMALOG 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITONIN-SALMON 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRAVATAN Z 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 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 Aug. 1, 2008.
  • 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.