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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,151Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

20,550

2014

22,211

2015

22,151

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 990

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 735

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 672

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

158

patients, 26% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ARIPIPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN R 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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, 2016.
  • 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.