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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
544 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$3.51M

2014

$3.85M

2015

$4.25M

2016

Number of Claims

23,476

2014

24,537

2015

24,317

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 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

169

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

155

patients, 28% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

185

patients, 34% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

147

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

AMITIZA 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

142

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

128

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

ZETIA 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

LINZESS 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

RESTASIS 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUVIA 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

TRADJENTA 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

CRESTOR 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

CREON 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PILOCARPINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
DALIRESP 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Aug. 11, 2015.
  • 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.