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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,719Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

19,944

2014

21,416

2015

21,719

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 1,193

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,098

prescriptions.

177

patients, 33% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 854

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

136

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

178

patients, 33% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

124

patients, 23% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TORSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 June 20, 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.