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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

33,179

2014

26,064

2015

23,089

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 1,288

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

364

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,104

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,039

prescriptions.

334

patients, 24% of all patients

VIAGRA 1,035

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

203

patients, 14% of all patients

10
GABAPENTIN 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

233

patients, 17% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

183

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

126

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

127

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

O
KETOCONAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SPS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZONATATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

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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.