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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

19,842

2014

24,369

2015

27,756

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,482

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,316

prescriptions.

217

patients, 36% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,292

prescriptions.

203

patients, 34% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,163

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,014

prescriptions.

170

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 973

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 775

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

126

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 661

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

VALSARTAN 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

209

patients, 35% of all patients

JANUVIA 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

212

patients, 36% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

BACLOFEN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

163

patients, 27% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PATADAY 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

A
RALOXIFENE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SELENIUM SULFIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-HYDROCORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMMONIUM LACTATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

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 8, 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.