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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$685K

2014

$627K

2015

$1.34M

2016

Number of Claims

13,421

2014

10,805

2015

24,946

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

968

prescriptions.

198

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,092

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,002

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 887

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMMONIUM LACTATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUOCINONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 May 5, 2008.
  • 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.