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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,347Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$2.49M

2014

$2.44M

2015

$2.71M

2016

Number of Claims

24,116

2014

23,790

2015

24,347

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
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 934

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

162

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 901

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

180

patients, 23% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 808

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 740

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

NEXIUM 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

189

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

211

patients, 26% of all patients

PREDNISONE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

274

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

CREON 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

VASCEPA 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PROLIA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

CELECOXIB 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LABETALOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BENICAR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZOR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TERAZOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOSOL-HC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Dec. 15, 2011.
  • 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.