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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,033 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

30,351

2014

32,290

2015

31,266

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 1,502

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,164

prescriptions.

336

patients, 33% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,043

prescriptions.

256

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,109

prescriptions.

229

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,190

prescriptions.

242

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,050

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 979

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

176

patients, 17% of all patients

SYNTHROID 820

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 684

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

198

patients, 19% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

10
CLOPIDOGREL 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

JENTADUETO 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

10
VERAPAMIL ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ONGLYZA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
INDAPAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.