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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,474Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,012 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

22,228

2014

24,656

2015

24,474

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 1,268

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

180

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,197

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

212

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 930

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 872

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 825

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 2-PAK 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 April 11, 2013.
  • 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.