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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
952 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.68M

2016

Number of Claims

30,233

2014

35,163

2015

38,368

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 2,044

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,756

prescriptions.

286

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,401

prescriptions.

239

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,154

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,040

prescriptions.

203

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 890

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 889

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 875

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 828

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 506

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

197

patients, 21% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ZOSTAVAX 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.