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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,119 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

$1.79M

2014

$1.91M

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

36,268

2014

36,206

2015

39,738

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 1,843

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,686

prescriptions.

271

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

205

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

977

prescriptions.

214

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,079

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 926

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

155

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 866

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

160

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 726

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 529

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

NABUMETONE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

O
XARELTO 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

202

patients, 18% of all patients

CRESTOR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFDINIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DICYCLOMINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SULINDAC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RELPAX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% 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 July 16, 2009.
  • 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.