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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,919Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$822K

2014

$878K

2015

$962K

2016

Number of Claims

20,191

2014

20,173

2015

19,919

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 1,203

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

952

prescriptions.

217

patients, 31% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

154

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
VENTOLIN HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 23, 2018.
  • 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.