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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,906Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
906 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$808K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

15,406

2014

16,522

2015

17,906

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.

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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.

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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 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TAMIFLU 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 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 Nov. 19, 2009.
  • 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.