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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

18,291

2014

16,329

2015

17,058

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 707

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFDINIR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKAMET 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 15, 2015.
  • 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.