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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,612Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
860 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$2.5M

2014

$2.82M

2015

$2.9M

2016

Number of Claims

35,482

2014

36,206

2015

38,612

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 1,282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FUROSEMIDE 766

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 708

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 550

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

TRADJENTA 490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 469

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CRESTOR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PATADAY 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLYCOPYRROLATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RENVELA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
METRONIDAZOLE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

A
VIMPAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
SULFACETAMIDE-PREDNISOLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE ODT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

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 May 9, 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.