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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

19,295

2014

18,837

2015

18,757

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 952

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 911

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

199

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 787

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 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 22, 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.