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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$2.18M

2014

$2.1M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

33,025

2014

32,730

2015

32,087

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.

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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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,168

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,056

prescriptions.

247

patients, 33% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,333

prescriptions.

183

patients, 24% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,255

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,031

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

159

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 940

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 921

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 567

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

238

patients, 32% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVAZA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

10
LEVOFLOXACIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

A
RALOXIFENE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

VIMPAT 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P
NOVOLIN R 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P
TERAZOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PATANOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VASCEPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LIVALO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
AZELASTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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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. 26, 2012.
  • 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.