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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$2.4M

2014

$2.38M

2015

$2.39M

2016

Number of Claims

19,165

2014

19,018

2015

19,583

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
CRESTOR 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

LYRICA 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

JANUVIA 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

ZETIA 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PATADAY 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NASONEX 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CREON 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

WELCHOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

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 Nov. 29, 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.