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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,402Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,078 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.94M

2015

$2.23M

2016

Number of Claims

15,800

2014

19,260

2015

19,402

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 967

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

224

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

198

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

P
IBUPROFEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET XR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VICTOZA 3-PAK 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 24, 2015.
  • 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.