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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,496Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.44M

2016

Number of Claims

20,630

2014

22,009

2015

22,496

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 969

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 850

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

149

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DILT-XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFPROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 10, 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.