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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

17,520

2014

18,274

2015

19,227

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 780

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

180

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

203

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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CEFDINIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VESICARE 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 Jan. 3, 2008.
  • 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.