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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,023 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

25,604

2014

24,992

2015

25,391

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 976

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

203

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 884

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 784

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMIODARONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A
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 Sept. 10, 2015.
  • 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.