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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,347Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
832 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

36,854

2014

36,101

2015

33,347

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,397

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,231

prescriptions.

324

patients, 39% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,278

prescriptions.

196

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,235

prescriptions.

184

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,129

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,073

prescriptions.

175

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,071

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

ATENOLOL 852

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 850

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 633

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 462

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LINZESS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL WIPES 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

10
LIDOCAINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOSOL-HC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL SWABS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROPAFENONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 14, 2015.
  • 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.