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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$961K

2014

$960K

2015

$965K

2016

Number of Claims

26,139

2014

26,475

2015

27,745

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 845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 772

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

205

patients, 28% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DIAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFACLOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

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 Feb. 22, 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.