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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$962K

2014

$1.42M

2015

$1.96M

2016

Number of Claims

14,206

2014

18,393

2015

23,894

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
SIMVASTATIN 966

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

137

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

130

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOSOL-HC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SEROQUEL XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O
QVAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BRINTELLIX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 22, 2014.
  • 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.