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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

21,166

2014

21,858

2015

22,549

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,649

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

204

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 980

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 903

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 872

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 716

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 690

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

LATANOPROST 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL WIPES 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LANTUS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A
EASY TOUCH* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIGAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Dec. 12, 2011.
  • 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.