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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.64M

2015

$1.65M

2016

Number of Claims

27,057

2014

26,722

2015

26,550

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 1,337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,225

prescriptions.

199

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,063

prescriptions.

214

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

773

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FENTANYL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 29, 2012.
  • 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.