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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,722Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
33% 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

$623K

2014

$806K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

12,137

2014

15,266

2015

17,722

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 816

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIGOX 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 June 24, 2010.
  • 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.