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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.62M

2016

Number of Claims

23,193

2014

26,089

2015

25,730

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,183

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

165

patients, 29% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,062

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

141

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

131

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 758

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

175

patients, 31% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NIACIN ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
JENTADUETO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Aug. 10, 2017.
  • 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.