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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

$1.38M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

22,226

2014

21,632

2015

22,511

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 873

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

193

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

209

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

183

patients, 21% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

180

patients, 20% of all patients

MELOXICAM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SULINDAC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CHOLESTYRAMINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% 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 March 2, 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.