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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

19,910

2014

21,945

2015

23,802

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.

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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 1,019

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,005

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 879

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 757

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

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METOLAZONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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CEFUROXIME 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MIDODRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 July 8, 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.