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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,408Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

22,631

2014

21,740

2015

21,408

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 1,180

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,110

prescriptions.

189

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

JANTOVEN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

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 Jan. 16, 2013.
  • 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.