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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$939K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$945K

2014

$880K

2015

$939K

2016

Number of Claims

17,533

2014

16,482

2015

16,554

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 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METHOTREXATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
INDAPAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

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 March 11, 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.