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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,390Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
959 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

22,633

2014

22,572

2015

26,390

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 1,045

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 826

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

183

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

157

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LYRICA 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLUCAGEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
COLCRYS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 23, 2011.
  • 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.