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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,660Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

20,467

2014

20,043

2015

21,660

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.

10

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 1,042

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

197

patients, 24% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 973

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

184

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 784

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

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 Dec. 17, 2014.
  • 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.