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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

22,271

2014

20,754

2015

22,681

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 1,389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,262

prescriptions.

231

patients, 29% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,184

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

204

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,104

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

198

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

160

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VICTOZA 3-PAK 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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. 17, 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.