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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

22,581

2014

22,425

2015

23,738

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 978

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 920

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O
METHOCARBAMOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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. 15, 2008.
  • 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.