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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
748 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$1.29M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

18,435

2014

18,698

2015

19,241

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.

10

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 944

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

163

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O
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. 6, 2014.
  • 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.