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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,097 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

35,378

2014

34,387

2015

35,424

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.

10

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 1,453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,361

prescriptions.

210

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

191

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,048

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,008

prescriptions.

180

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 866

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 852

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 807

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

158

patients, 14% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROPAFENONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILT-XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPYLTHIOURACIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 17, 2009.
  • 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.