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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,832Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
817 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$989K

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

16,635

2014

22,746

2015

24,832

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
FUROSEMIDE 885

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 883

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

878

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 860

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 805

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 766

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

162

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

180

patients, 22% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DIGOX 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PRIMIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RENVELA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.