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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
935 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.44M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

21,741

2014

23,221

2015

23,656

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 1,055

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

956

prescriptions.

207

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

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 Aug. 28, 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.