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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

17,032

2014

20,050

2015

20,565

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 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

PARICALCITOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P
SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RIVASTIGMINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLARITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

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 April 12, 2011.
  • 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.