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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$828K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$862K

2014

$791K

2015

$828K

2016

Number of Claims

15,777

2014

14,944

2015

16,447

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 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O
MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 June 24, 2010.
  • 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.