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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$2.19M

2014

$2.38M

2015

$2.61M

2016

Number of Claims

20,568

2014

20,046

2015

18,705

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 1,127

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,122

prescriptions.

294

patients, 46% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

183

patients, 28% of all patients

ZETIA 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

160

patients, 25% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VASCEPA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LINZESS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCRIT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ACARBOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PATADAY 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVAZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 July 9, 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.