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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,408Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,065 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

24,571

2014

23,142

2015

22,408

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.

10

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 1,036

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 848

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% 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 Jan. 12, 2016.
  • 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.