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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,421Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$1.55M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

27,146

2014

27,140

2015

28,421

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 1,628

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,600

prescriptions.

267

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,324

prescriptions.

290

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,053

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,031

prescriptions.

207

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 884

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

191

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

172

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11 P
DILTIAZEM HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ZETIA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 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 July 14, 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.