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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,164 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

27,183

2014

25,817

2015

24,785

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 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 804

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 797

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

161

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 670

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 449

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

186

patients, 16% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

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 23, 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.