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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$777K

2014

$887K

2015

$962K

2016

Number of Claims

17,719

2014

18,673

2015

20,235

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 848

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

153

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 831

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

171

patients, 19% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 759

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 14, 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.