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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,730 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$1.61M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

34,287

2014

37,611

2015

35,268

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 1,923

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,796

prescriptions.

459

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,499

prescriptions.

369

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,270

prescriptions.

261

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,185

prescriptions.

371

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,129

prescriptions.

317

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 905

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

237

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 886

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

292

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 808

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

216

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

219

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

176

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

157

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

172

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

157

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

149

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

129

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

154

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

229

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

105

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

167

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

162

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

146

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

133

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRIVA 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTOP 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

CARAFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOXYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

COLCHICINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

A
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% 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 May 23, 2008.
  • 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.