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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,680Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
973 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

22,369

2014

23,803

2015

24,680

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 1,658

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,586

prescriptions.

261

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 705

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CEFUROXIME 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
OXYCONTIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TOVIAZ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 9, 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.