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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

30,376

2014

29,162

2015

28,209

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 1,502

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,340

prescriptions.

270

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,292

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

276

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 1,160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

246

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 972

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

211

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

197

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

159

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 750

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

170

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 733

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

152

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 684

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 624

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

154

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

134

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFDINIR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 Feb. 19, 2016.
  • 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.