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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,090 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.83M

2014

$2.02M

2015

$2.35M

2016

Number of Claims

32,879

2014

34,794

2015

38,175

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 1,261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,036

prescriptions.

191

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,052

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

166

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,032

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 975

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 892

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 813

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 797

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 556

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 390

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TOPIRAMATE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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INVOKANA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DALIRESP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P
METHOCARBAMOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 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 Dec. 17, 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.