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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,118Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

26,208

2014

28,103

2015

30,118

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
RANITIDINE HCL 1,195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

199

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,029

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

195

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,014

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 952

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 948

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 912

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

147

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 901

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

167

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

SYNTHROID 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LANSOPRAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

A 10
NIFEDIPINE ER 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

A
HUMULIN N 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ONGLYZA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
KOMBIGLYZE XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

COUMADIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 16, 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.