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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,023 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$2.97M

2014

$3.66M

2015

$2.81M

2016

Number of Claims

36,205

2014

36,255

2015

26,937

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,023

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

323

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 963

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

315

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 942

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

291

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

246

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 817

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

198

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 718

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

227

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

232

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

190

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

205

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

145

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

186

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

198

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

142

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

111

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

106

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

108

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

183

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

122

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

91

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

87

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

98

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

87

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

66

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

150

patients, 7% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

173

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

115

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VICTOZA 2-PAK 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

105

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DUTASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BYDUREON PEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 16, 2014.
  • 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.