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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
915 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$3.18M

2014

$3.64M

2015

$3.23M

2016

Number of Claims

34,271

2014

38,440

2015

33,446

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

215

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

227

patients, 25% of all patients

ENDOCET 888

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

O 10
GABAPENTIN 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 597

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

209

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

208

patients, 23% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRULICITY 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OLANZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

P
PROAIR HFA 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

COREG CR 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

10
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKAMET 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE-TAMSULOSIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
RIZATRIPTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPRODEX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOSET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FARXIGA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARAFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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 Oct. 14, 2016.
  • 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.