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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
440 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.68M

2016

Number of Claims

20,011

2014

21,043

2015

23,060

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
METFORMIN HCL 933

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

118

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 929

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

110

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

NEXIUM 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NASONEX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 Nov. 17, 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.