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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,569Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$882K

2014

$979K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

18,581

2014

18,392

2015

18,569

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 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

FENTANYL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

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BUSPIRONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ELIQUIS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCORTISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P
VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% 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 May 2, 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.