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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,586 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$1.51M

2014

$1.9M

2015

$2.33M

2016

Number of Claims

24,360

2014

26,584

2015

28,317

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,981

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,912

prescriptions.

452

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,258

prescriptions.

329

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

290

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

165

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

149

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

168

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

152

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

158

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

156

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

205

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

110

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

PIROXICAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

10
GLIMEPIRIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

201

patients, 13% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

107

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

94

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AZOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LINZESS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 5, 2015.
  • 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.