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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.73M

2014

$2.02M

2015

$2.27M

2016

Number of Claims

22,445

2014

23,433

2015

23,933

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
SIMVASTATIN 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

VOLTAREN 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

113

patients, 31% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

DEXILANT 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

CREON 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

112

patients, 31% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMZARIC 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

EXELON 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FORTEO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 P
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PATADAY 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TEKTURNA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRINTELLIX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE-TAMSULOSIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 Oct. 3, 2013.
  • 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.