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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,410Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
788 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$3.28M

2014

$3.3M

2015

$3.59M

2016

Number of Claims

31,340

2014

32,020

2015

33,410

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.

10

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 2,039

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,995

prescriptions.

284

patients, 36% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,528

prescriptions.

203

patients, 26% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,342

prescriptions.

202

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

BENICAR 1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL 893

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 882

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 861

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

VASCEPA 818

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 751

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

CRESTOR 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

NEXIUM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

DEXILANT 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

230

patients, 29% of all patients

A
AZOR 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

VIREAD 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

TRADJENTA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

WELCHOL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

URSODIOL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RAPAFLO 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PATADAY 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ULORIC 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVAZA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SOTALOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ACARBOSE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AVODART 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 3, 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.