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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
756 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$2.59M

2014

$2.71M

2015

$2.78M

2016

Number of Claims

33,019

2014

35,389

2015

35,279

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,233

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,030

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

NEXIUM 778

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MECLIZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

A
PROCTOZONE-HC 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LINZESS 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
QUINAPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NIZATIDINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

10
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
PERMETHRIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
UNIFINE PENTIPS 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.