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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

27,575

2014

21,552

2015

20,546

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 1,024

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

173

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RABEPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CEFDINIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 April 15, 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.