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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

20,839

2014

20,517

2015

20,825

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 1,005

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 985

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

206

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

150

patients, 20% of all patients

MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Dec. 29, 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.