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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$2.98M

2014

$3.06M

2015

$3.68M

2016

Number of Claims

28,767

2014

30,417

2015

34,443

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 1,812

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,759

prescriptions.

230

patients, 29% of all patients

NEXIUM 1,295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

189

patients, 24% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,082

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 996

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

VASCEPA 965

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 901

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 763

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 734

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 622

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

TRADJENTA 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

VOLTAREN 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PATADAY 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

CELECOXIB 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

PAZEO 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

BENICAR 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

NASONEX 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ULORIC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AGGRENOX 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VIREAD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
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 Oct. 24, 2012.
  • 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.