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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.52M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

23,764

2014

23,973

2015

23,645

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 1,539

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,517

prescriptions.

391

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,139

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,117

prescriptions.

311

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 852

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

239

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

241

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 773

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

231

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 679

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

170

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

167

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

201

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

180

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

180

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

PROLIA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VIREAD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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. 28, 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.