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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$2.85M

2014

$3M

2015

$3.16M

2016

Number of Claims

34,139

2014

39,386

2015

37,108

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,063

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,041

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 880

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 842

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 839

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 541

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 467

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

225

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

200

patients, 26% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMIFLU 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FORTEO 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN R 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOVAZA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BENICAR HCT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROTONIX 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

URSODIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN N 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROLIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

NASONEX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
RAPAFLO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% 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 Dec. 3, 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.