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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$2.25M

2014

$2.54M

2015

$2.69M

2016

Number of Claims

22,739

2014

23,385

2015

23,552

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

JENTADUETO 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
IMIPRAMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

A
AMMONIUM LACTATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TOPROL XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.