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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$1.87M

2014

$1.93M

2015

$2.09M

2016

Number of Claims

26,529

2014

26,507

2015

27,948

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 1,083

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 980

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 871

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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.