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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$827K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
803 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$970K

2014

$922K

2015

$827K

2016

Number of Claims

21,855

2014

22,063

2015

21,825

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.

10

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 1,044

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

160

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 823

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

CEFPROZIL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

A 10
RANITIDINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 27, 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.