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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,003 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$949K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

35,412

2014

39,839

2015

40,776

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 2,490

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,028

prescriptions.

333

patients, 33% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 2,014

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,617

prescriptions.

292

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,509

prescriptions.

271

patients, 27% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,326

prescriptions.

229

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

212

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,144

prescriptions.

221

patients, 22% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,083

prescriptions.

197

patients, 20% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

183

patients, 18% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 1,098

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

948

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,062

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 580

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 575

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

10
CLONAZEPAM 561

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 540

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

10
FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

ETODOLAC 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN N 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10
MOMETASONE FUROATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ESTAZOLAM 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 Jan. 29, 2013.
  • 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.