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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,466Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$2.11M

2014

$2.05M

2015

$2.39M

2016

Number of Claims

22,753

2014

21,141

2015

25,466

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 973

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

330

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

322

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 918

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

360

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

341

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 776

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

323

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 770

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

232

patients, 14% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 757

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

292

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

238

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

192

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

221

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

200

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

218

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

155

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

177

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

149

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

127

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

139

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

114

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

98

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

150

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

138

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

95

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BENICAR HCT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

MISOPROSTOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

A
JANUMET XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

A
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

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 May 15, 2008.
  • 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.