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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

17,841

2014

17,805

2015

18,954

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
SIMVASTATIN 683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
INDAPAMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PROLIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

AMITIZA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NABUMETONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 A
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CLINISOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 12, 2010.
  • 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.