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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,265 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.31M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

14,381

2014

16,300

2015

16,598

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 778

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

219

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

120

patients, 9% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 July 12, 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.