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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.81M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
950 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$1.86M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.81M

2016

Number of Claims

27,909

2014

29,892

2015

30,060

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,861

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,795

prescriptions.

251

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,822

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,773

prescriptions.

279

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,241

prescriptions.

182

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,061

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,056

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,040

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,001

prescriptions.

215

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 852

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

221

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 846

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

202

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 581

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

299

patients, 31% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

A
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ALLOPURINOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LYRICA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOPERAMIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
HAVRIX 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VIREAD 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOSOL-HC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 17, 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.