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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,086 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

$1.72M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

37,982

2014

36,891

2015

34,973

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 1,528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,316

prescriptions.

212

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

946

prescriptions.

209

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,098

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

186

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 999

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 984

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 962

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 961

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

178

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 920

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 880

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

199

patients, 18% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

A
RALOXIFENE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LABETALOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O
XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN R 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

WELCHOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Feb. 20, 2017.
  • 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.