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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$2.48M

2014

$2.48M

2015

$2.35M

2016

Number of Claims

37,706

2014

39,060

2015

37,641

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 1,734

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,606

prescriptions.

442

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,318

prescriptions.

405

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,246

prescriptions.

365

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,135

prescriptions.

327

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,024

prescriptions.

276

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,049

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

293

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 912

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

201

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 847

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

204

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 826

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

241

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

238

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

285

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

175

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

197

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 614

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

163

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

138

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 555

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

151

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 543

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

130

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

133

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 537

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

128

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 524

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

155

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 491

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

135

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

99

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

143

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

90

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

118

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

96

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

56

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

75

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

74

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

76

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

98

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

71

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

197

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

144

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

70

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

53

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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CAPTOPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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OXYCONTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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ACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 June 11, 2014.
  • 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.