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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

27,201

2014

24,110

2015

22,093

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 940

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

133

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

119

patients, 26% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LACTULOSE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ARMOUR THYROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A
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, 2010.
  • 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.