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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,009 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$1.48M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$2.27M

2016

Number of Claims

23,841

2014

23,490

2015

33,953

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,744

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,646

prescriptions.

381

patients, 38% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,009

prescriptions.

232

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,073

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

224

patients, 22% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,066

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,033

prescriptions.

238

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,045

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

230

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

209

patients, 21% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 755

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

185

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 753

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

177

patients, 18% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

182

patients, 18% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

NAPROXEN 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROCTOZONE-HC 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADACEL TDAP 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SUCRALFATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
VIREAD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 June 16, 2018.
  • 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.