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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
911 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$1.52M

2015

$1.57M

2016

Number of Claims

21,716

2014

20,934

2015

22,106

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 910

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

232

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

241

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

227

patients, 25% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 739

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

203

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

186

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

157

patients, 17% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AZELASTINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEFLUNOMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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LINZESS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

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 April 13, 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.