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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,484Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

21,303

2014

19,758

2015

18,484

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 854

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRISTIQ 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 July 27, 2012.
  • 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.