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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,649Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$2.87M

2014

$3.8M

2015

$4.44M

2016

Number of Claims

23,315

2014

26,272

2015

30,649

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,704

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,624

prescriptions.

192

patients, 38% of all patients

CRESTOR 1,251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,215

prescriptions.

166

patients, 33% of all patients

VASCEPA 1,165

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,127

prescriptions.

128

patients, 25% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 986

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

153

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 983

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

135

patients, 27% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 858

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

NEXIUM 845

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 700

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

123

patients, 25% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

JANUVIA 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

CELECOXIB 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

BENICAR 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

EDARBI 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

RAPAFLO 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PENNSAID 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

10
VENTOLIN HFA 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXILANT 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PATADAY 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

TRADJENTA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

VIREAD 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

WELCHOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LIVALO 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
ZOSTAVAX 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

ONGLYZA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PROLIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CICLOPIROX* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

URSODIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARAFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 May 10, 2010.
  • 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.