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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,157Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,086 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$131K

2014

$266K

2015

$1.99M

2016

Number of Claims

2,030

2014

5,740

2015

44,157

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 2,597

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,230

prescriptions.

194

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 2,204

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,033

prescriptions.

224

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,087

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,021

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

204

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 882

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 875

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 855

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 839

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 833

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 831

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 812

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 725

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

173

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 652

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 648

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 606

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 563

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

JANTOVEN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

RENVELA 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
XARELTO 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LACTULOSE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 202

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SENSIPAR 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P
AMITIZA 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMZARIC 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XIFAXAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 A
HALOPERIDOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

P
EXELON 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VIMPAT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PARICALCITOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
GLUCAGEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PERMETHRIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DALIRESP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% 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 June 23, 2015.
  • 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.