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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$2.66M

2014

$2.93M

2015

$2.9M

2016

Number of Claims

24,065

2014

24,642

2015

24,208

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 1,156

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,120

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 974

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

NEXIUM 951

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

911

prescriptions.

125

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 896

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

891

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 552

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

VASCEPA 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PAZEO 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PATADAY 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

A
FLUOCINONIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUMET 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JENTADUETO 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PROLIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VIREAD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 12, 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.