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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

20,752

2014

19,770

2015

20,473

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.

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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.

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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 732

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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BUPROPION XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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HUMULIN R 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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LABETALOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Dec. 9, 2015.
  • 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.