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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,848Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.94M

2015

$2.15M

2016

Number of Claims

18,454

2014

20,082

2015

20,848

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.

10

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

61

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

70

patients, 27% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

67

patients, 26% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

61

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

DEXILANT 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

NEXIUM 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

CREON 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

VOLTAREN 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

74

patients, 28% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

LINZESS 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

ZETIA 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

92

patients, 35% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

VESICARE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ULORIC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

NASONEX 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

62

patients, 24% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

A
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RAPAFLO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Aug. 24, 2010.
  • 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.