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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

17,235

2014

18,440

2015

19,859

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 989

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

256

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

229

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 730

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

196

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

148

patients, 12% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MUPIROCIN* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 March 22, 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.