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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,179 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

31,218

2014

33,050

2015

32,257

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,670

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,495

prescriptions.

323

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,485

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,339

prescriptions.

272

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,132

prescriptions.

285

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,220

prescriptions.

215

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,030

prescriptions.

234

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

237

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,058

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

184

patients, 16% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 801

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

150

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 723

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LEVOXYL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN R 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SULINDAC 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GENTAMICIN SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

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 Sept. 5, 2012.
  • 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.