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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,252Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
820 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

29,183

2014

23,823

2015

26,252

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 1,045

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 961

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 827

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 729

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 26, 2011.
  • 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.