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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
482 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

25,138

2014

24,113

2015

23,198

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 843

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

130

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 828

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

129

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 791

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

115

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

125

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUVIA 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

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TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET XR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ANASTROZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 6, 2007.
  • 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.