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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$3.31M

2014

$3.48M

2015

$3.9M

2016

Number of Claims

28,115

2014

30,603

2015

31,970

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
RALOXIFENE HCL 1,218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,147

prescriptions.

152

patients, 25% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

149

patients, 24% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,098

prescriptions.

145

patients, 23% of all patients

NEXIUM 1,004

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

154

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 974

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

129

patients, 21% of all patients

CRESTOR 928

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

910

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 771

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 768

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

284

patients, 46% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

CREON 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

PATADAY 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

151

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VIREAD 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RESTASIS 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL EMOLLIENT 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

10
GLIPIZIDE XL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PROLIA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

JANUMET 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

A
OLOPATADINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
RAPAFLO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 18, 2012.
  • 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.