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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
982 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

$1.58M

2014

$2.23M

2015

$3.3M

2016

Number of Claims

15,019

2014

21,283

2015

27,915

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
VASCEPA 764

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

198

patients, 20% of all patients

JANUVIA 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

271

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

201

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

194

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

203

patients, 21% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

188

patients, 19% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

248

patients, 25% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

247

patients, 25% of all patients

A
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

219

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

176

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

207

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

209

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

PATADAY 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

NEXIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

182

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

PAZEO 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

VIREAD 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

RESTASIS 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DESOXIMETASONE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

NASONEX 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARAFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ACYCLOVIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

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 Dec. 6, 2013.
  • 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.