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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$999K

2015

$949K

2016

Number of Claims

25,502

2014

22,065

2015

21,767

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
OMEPRAZOLE 938

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

138

patients, 29% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 764

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

130

patients, 27% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 748

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

ATENOLOL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

CIALIS 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

A
VIAGRA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 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 Aug. 29, 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.