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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,005 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$3.38M

2014

$2.88M

2015

$2.73M

2016

Number of Claims

22,125

2014

20,067

2015

19,184

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 1,094

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,065

prescriptions.

299

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 869

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

273

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

218

patients, 22% of all patients

VALSARTAN 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

196

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

235

patients, 23% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

204

patients, 20% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

A
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FORTEO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NASONEX 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CREON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROLIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

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 Aug. 31, 2009.
  • 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.