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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,536Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
429 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$2.79M

2014

$2.83M

2015

$3.13M

2016

Number of Claims

27,776

2014

27,442

2015

29,536

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
CRESTOR 1,347

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,328

prescriptions.

152

patients, 35% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,112

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,107

prescriptions.

123

patients, 29% of all patients

NEXIUM 998

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

140

patients, 33% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 693

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

DEXILANT 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

CREON 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

BENICAR 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

ELIQUIS 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VASCEPA 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

JENTADUETO 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

93

patients, 22% of all patients

A
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

AZOR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

COUMADIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PLAVIX 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
TRIBENZOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DUTASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A
NASONEX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LIVALO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZENPEP 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MULTAQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 July 19, 2010.
  • 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.