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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,150Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
97% 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

$2.41M

2014

$2.29M

2015

$2.53M

2016

Number of Claims

23,622

2014

22,556

2015

22,150

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.

10

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
NEXIUM 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

CRESTOR 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

93

patients, 30% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

10
VOLTAREN 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

DEXILANT 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

BENICAR 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

CREON 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

VASCEPA 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

LINZESS 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VESICARE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

AMITIZA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

NASONEX 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ULORIC 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P
ROZEREM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
EDARBI 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Sept. 7, 2013.
  • 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.