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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
936 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

24,194

2014

24,284

2015

25,400

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 1,158

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,119

prescriptions.

232

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 925

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

198

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

165

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 715

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

185

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

200

patients, 21% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN N 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLYBURIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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NYSTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
COLESTIPOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 April 17, 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.