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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,021 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

29,215

2014

34,003

2015

38,857

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.

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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 1,757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,691

prescriptions.

240

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,693

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,643

prescriptions.

193

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,076

prescriptions.

195

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,072

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 973

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 909

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 662

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 650

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 578

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 562

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 523

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 422

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 397

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

225

patients, 22% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN R 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUTRANS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VESICARE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NIFEDICAL XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VYTORIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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 14, 2016.
  • 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.