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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,334Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$948K

2014

$991K

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

15,544

2014

15,863

2015

27,334

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 1,194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,177

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,017

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 983

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

983

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOPERAMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NADOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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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 30, 2015.
  • 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.