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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,147 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

22,283

2014

23,895

2015

22,721

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 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

215

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 788

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

206

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

198

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

209

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 May 18, 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.